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Wang not winning over fans
by Mike Woitalla, November 11th, 2010 12:02AM

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[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."



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