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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The Chinese Way???

QPR XI A-A China U23

A behind closed doors 'friendly' at Harlington was abandoned today due to a mass brawl in which the Police were called in to seperate the players and coaching staff of both sides.

A brief article from the Ealing Gazette reads as follows;

QPR in training ground brawl with Chinese

Mayhem at Harlington as fight forces abandonement of 'friendly'

By David McIntyre

A game between a QPR XI and the China U23 side ended in violent chaos on Wednesday.

Police were called after the match at QPR's Harlington training ground was abandoned following a mass brawl in which a Chinese player was knocked unconscious.

He was taken by ambulance to hospital with a suspected broken jaw.

One onlooker said: "I've never seen anything like it in my life. There were punches, kung-fu kicks and all sorts. It was absolute mayhem."

The match was refereed by Premiership official Dermot Gallagher, who is set to compile a report for the Football Association.

As yet, it is unclear of specific players etc involved. By all accounts, Rangers were leading 2-1 at the time of the abandonment.

There have also been reports of trouble when the Chinese side played a Chelsea XI earlier this month.

Somehow, I don't think we have heard the last of this one just yet.



  • At 7:40 am, Blogger Simin said…

    I saw the video tape and pictures posted on site Why don't you take a look at them? The video tape clearly shows that a QPR player started the whole thing in a wrestling style,literally lifting the Chinese guy up in the air! Also, in one of the picture, it looks like a QPR coach/staff was punching right on the face of a Chinese player. My God, this was supposed to be a friendly game, and those Chinese Kids were playing away from home. I am hot under my collar to learn that someone actually got knockout unconcious. I urge the authority to look into this very thoroughly, bring those who were responsible to justice. These guys are criminals!

  • At 10:27 am, Blogger LOFTY said…


    Now firstly, I will say, that although posting this article, I do NOT condone what has gone on here!

    Secondly, it matters not who started what but you seem quick to jump in to attack the QPR player/s.

    I have watched the video a few times now and my take on it is as follows.

    There were two players obviously having a square up. The Chinese player leaped on the QPR player - of which yes, he grabbed the player and they wrestled to the ground. The QPR player trying to break it up, got pulled away and got a punch in the face for his trouble!!

    What followed was an absolute melee!

    Some trying to break it up, some being caught in the crossfire and punches and kicks were being exchanged!

    But, on one occasion, a QPR substitute was being set upon by 4 Chinese players and Officials. Another incident showed a Chinese substitute running at least 50 yards after a QPR player!

    It also looks like the player left unconcious was trampled on as a result of the melee that was started, in my opinion, by the Chinese player.

    The Guardian has publised a report this morning with the Chinese taking full responsibility for the incident!

    So, thank you for your comment, but please get your facts right and don't come on to this site condemning the actions of the QPR players and indeed, moralising me. The Chinese staff were hardly 'innocent'.

    On saying this, if an investigation proves that any player was proved guilty of violent conduct, they fullt deserve whatever punishment is coming to them.

  • At 4:07 pm, Anonymous Ghan D said…

    I saw a video on youtube today, with regards to the incident.
    On the video, it showed the QPR player, antagonising the Chinese u21, by kicking the back of his leg to try trip him up. It makes me angry that a team from another country has visited us, and this is how we treat them?!?!?
    Sounds like this "Shilpa" type racism is deeper than we thought...
    Here is the link to the above mentioned video...

  • At 4:12 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    an unbelievable comment - why is this now turned into a racist issue?

    The kicking on the back of the leg/winding up etc goes on at every ground on every saturday!?! so why is that racist? So what your saying is basically, that if Wayne Rooney kicks Javi Alonso during a game, it is a racist attack??

    I suppose that the QPR player in question being black also make it a racist issue.

  • At 4:34 pm, Anonymous Ghan D said…

    OK....i retract the racism point, it was a bit extreme on my part. But it makes it better because its bullying? I know it goes on as standard in the game, but it still doesn't make it right. So the QPR player involved was black...wasn't it enough for him that the chinese were physically smaller than him, that he would still 'bully' them in such a fashion...but ofcourse I am only commenting on the only footage i'v seen...its not like I'v watched the whole game up to that point.

  • At 5:22 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    well exactly, who knows what went on or what was said on the pitch or whatever provoked it?

    But in no way have I condoned what went on, or have said it is right!

    at the end of the day, they are professionals and it is a disgraceful way to behave.

    I also repeat what I said that if any player, and that includes my beloved QPR, is found guilty of violent conduct, then they deserve every punishment they get!

  • At 5:40 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If anyone had gone to watch a Championship League match, they would know that the players would do anything they can get away to put the opposing side at a disadvantage. This is what makes the English football league so much different from any other football league in the world, the fact that it is a lot more physical and there's a lot more going on.

    At the end of the day it doesn't matter who started it, but starting a fight is the most disgraceful thing (aside from the Cantona Flying Kick) you can possibly have in football, and neither side should have carried the brawl on. Some people can take a bit of abuse (I'm sure the QPR players are probably used to it now) and some people just snap and go all out.

    I hope this all gets sorted out in time and doesn't turn into a racism row, which is the worst way it can possibly go.

  • At 6:34 pm, Anonymous QPR Jon said…

    Reports on the radio that Some QPR players may be sacked over the incident..

    A good way to get rid of some more unwanted players by the sounds of it.

  • At 6:44 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    oh now I hope that isn't true Jon.

    At the end of the day, that wasn't a match sanctioned by the FA, so they shouldnt get involved - I hope.

    Let's hope no one does anything silly now, there was enough of that yesterday!!

  • At 6:54 pm, Blogger Rodneeee said…

    I heard there had also been some problems when they played Chelsea a few weeks ago ?
    Have watched the video and heard reports from people that were there. Simin & Ghan should get their facts right before posting their one sided views.

  • At 7:03 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    I agree Rodneeee, but to be fair to ghan, he has come back and replied.

    I am still confused that ghan gave the racist view? It's becoming ridiculous now. As I said, where will it end? If Steven Gerrard fouls Park Ji- Sung or Thierry Henry, are the do gooders going to crying 'racist'???

    I just hope that this all gets sorted out and soon...

  • At 1:49 am, Anonymous QPR Jon said…

    Racism?... Yeah right, pull the other one.

    I can't make out who the QPR player was, but he had to deal with a jumping side-kick to the torso followed by multiple strikes to the head. The QPR player with the help of another managed to wrestle the player to the ground and then the melee kicked off.

    I would wager the Chinese player is a proficient martial artist judging by the flying side-kick off of the front foot, not the rear.

    If he is a black-belt or higher, which I reckon he is, the Chinese player could be charged with assault with intent.

  • At 2:12 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    QPR should sell all their players, let american buy the club and buy new players

  • At 2:59 am, Blogger LOFTY said…

    thanks anonymous - a well constructed and well argued point, well done!

  • At 2:11 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i am chinese, and i doubt it is racist. frankly i don't regard racism lower than any other form of prejudice against incompetence, size, weight, dress style. it is human nature to judge and our civility is determined by our ability not to show our prejudice so it hurts other people.

    what happened at QPR is just typical. Chinese football is the LOWEST and shiitiest sport in China because the players are no better than the triad. They have no basic integrity and manners. I was quite happy to see QPR teach them a bit of manners.

  • At 2:15 pm, Blogger LOFTY said…

    thanks for your comment mate, but still, it makes what happened no better! As for QPR teaching them some manners - well, players and coaches could be sacked over this and in our current predicament, is that last thing we want.

  • At 9:22 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Feel sick about "racism" issue, with my view, all things were under control before the Chinese forward jumped to kick QPR player, a black guy!
    I don't think it's helpful to discuss who started it.All the people who inloved in this disgraceful thing should be punished.
    (ps. 7 Chinese players have been dismissed and sent back to China. What will QPR side respond?).

  • At 6:58 pm, Anonymous QPR Jon said…

    So now we know.

    A brawl started by a jumping kick, multiple punches left, right and centre on both sides.

    1 person gets picked out of the melee, Richard Hill.

    Strikes me as a bit odd to be honest.


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