Ighalo`s Chinese Teammate Gets 6-Game Ban For Racial Remarks

Zhang Li, the Changchun Yatai teammate of Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, who was accused of racially abusing Senegal and Shanghai Shenhua striker, Demba Ba, has been banned for six games.
According to the BBC, a statement by the Chinese Football Association said Li had “interfered with the normal order of the game, causing chaos and adverse social impact.”
Zhang was also fined 42,000 yuan (£4,800).
Former Chelsea striker, Ba, was involved in a heated exchange with Li in their 1-1 draw on Saturday with the latter accused of using racial remarks.
After the game Shenhua coach Wu Jingui said:”Around the world, it has been stressed that there should be no insulting speech toward black athletes,” said Wu.
“The Chinese Super League has players of many different skin colours. We should respect our opponents and there should be no discrimination.”
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