Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Wang not winning over fans
by Mike Woitalla, November 11th, 2010 12:02AM



[OFF THE POST] China's 21-year-old goalkeeper Wang Dalei, widely criticized after erring on one of the goals in China's 3-0 loss to Japan in its opener at the Asian Games, wrote on his Twitter-like blog, "It would be flattery to call you fans. You're just a bunch of dogs. You bunch of morons are the main reason why Chinese soccer can't make progress. You throw in stones after a man has fallen into a well."

Chinese officials suspended the goalkeeper, whose name means "big thunder," for China's 2-1 comeback win over Kyrgyzstan two days later. Against Japan, Wang batted at a cross with both hands to set up an easy rebound goal, which had a commentator on state broadcaster China Central Television saying that, "Wang Dalei made a poor decision, he looks like a setter in volleyball."

Addressing the press, AP reported that Wang wrote, "I heard there's more than 7,000 football journalists in China, and I estimate at least 4,000 of them hate soccer. I'm not Spiderman. When opponents score, I'm a moron, when I make a save, I'm still a moron. I wonder if you guys are stressed out at work and taking it out on me."

Wang also offered a rap-style rhyme retort that may have lost something in translation: "Now you guys come out and try to make peace, but your IQ is way below the range."

No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Kei Kamara    
"There was part of me saying, there's no way they can get two goals in the ...
U.S. Abroad: Bedoya sees red for Canaries    
Alejandro Bedoya's first Ligue 1 start for Nantes in more than two months ended ignominiously as ...
Red Bulls-Crew SC Takeaways: Columbus holds on, barely    
A 2-0 lead from the first leg proved to be just enough for Columbus to capture ...
FC Dallas-Portland Takeaways: Timbers are peaking    
On the verge of elimination in the shootout of the knockout round against Sporting Kansas City, ...
Video Pick: Klopp gets Scouse lesson from boy reporter     
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp sits down for an interview with 9-year-old Kop Kids reporter Isaac, who ...
MLS Best XI: A new order    
LA Galaxy forward Robbie Keane, earning his fourth consecutive selection, was the only repeat selection on ...
What They're Saying: Livorno president Aldo Spinelli    
"I'm relaxed. At this time, the coach is not at risk." -- Livorno president Aldo Spinelli ...
U.S. Abroad: Fabian Johnson is on fire    
American midfielder Fabian Johnson is suddenly one of the hottest scorers in Germany. He scored two ...
Scoreboard: NCAA Division I Men's Tournament    
Unseeded Boston College knocked out Big East champion Georgetown, No. 1 in the final Soccer American ...
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"Watching the MLS playoffs has been tremendously exciting. The games in the first round with the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives