China head coach attacked for critical remarks

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China head football coach Li Tie has been attacked for remarks he made during the Merseyside derby as a TV pundit on Saturday.
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China head football coach Li Tie has been attacked for remarks he made during the Merseyside derby as a TV pundit on Saturday.

Li made it clear from the beginning he would comment as a supporter of Everton, the club he played with from 2002 to 2004, but Several Chinese Liverpool fans took offense at a comment he made about Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson, seen limping on the pitch in the 28th minute of Everton’s 2-0 win.

“The Everton fans probably hope he is injured,” Li said.

“Being impartial was the basic requisite as you were there as a pundit instead of a fan. It is something unheard of for a pundit to take the fans’ stance and hope a rival’s player gets injured,” one said on Li’s Weibo account.


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