China’s ‘Zibo.com’ reported on Sept. 26 (local time) that “criticism of the culture of Chinese fans in the match against South Korea has continued inside China.”
Jürgen Klinsmann’s men’s national team defeated the hosts 3-0 in the second match of Group C of the 2026 FIFA Asian Football Confederation (AFC) QF at the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, at 9 p.m. on Nov. 21, thanks to multiple goals from Son Heung-min and a late strike from Jung Seung-hyun.
From the start of the game, China’s supporters were one-sided, booing the Korean players and even booing during the national anthem.레모나토토 주소
Korea responded with a goal of their own. In the ninth minute, Hwang Hee-chan won the ball and dribbled before passing to Cho Kyu-sung, who was breaking into the box. Zhu Tianjie, who ran at Cho Kyu-sung, tangled with Chinese goalkeeper Yan Junling and fell to the ground. When Hwang Hee-chan charged again, he tripped over the already fallen Zhu Tian-je’s back foot. The referee awarded a penalty kick.
It was a comedy of errors. It was a scene of China’s own collapse. Son Heung-min stepped up to take the kick and converted with his right foot. It was Son’s 40th goal in A matches. Heung-min performed the ‘hissing ceremony’ and silenced the 40,000 Chinese home fans for a moment.
Son Heung-min, who is known to refrain from provocative gestures, had a reason for his provocative “hush” gesture to the Chinese crowd. The Chinese home fans not only booed the national anthem before the game, but also sniped at the players with laser points.
Li Xuan, a reporter for China’s Zibo.com, pointed this out on social media and urged Chinese spectators to be more mature. “Please refrain from the uncivilized behavior of booing other countries’ national anthems when they are played,” he said.
Li Xuan said: “It is indeed disrespectful to let the Korean national anthem play. If the Chinese national anthem was booed away from home, would they accept it?” “And please don’t bring laser pointers into the stadium,” he said, pointing out the manners of his own fans and defending Son Heung-min’s hissing gesture.
The comments have sparked further criticism of the behavior of home fans in China. Zibo.com reported, “A well-known Chinese soccer influencer directly criticized Chinese fans. ‘No soccer fan in their right mind thinks that soccer culture is about gathering in the stands and doing things they wouldn’t normally do,’ he wrote on Weibo.”
“The influencer criticized the Chinese fans’ behavior against South Korea, saying, ‘The Chinese fans seemed to be a group of cowards who gathered in a group and said things they normally wouldn’t say,'” the outlet reported. The influencer’s comments have sparked several discussions in the Chinese soccer community.”