Riot police beat up Henan football fans
Evening of August 18, Henan Jian Ye Football Club (Henan Construction F. C.) suffered a 0-2 loss against Jiangsu Sanity Football Club at home. Even in the heavy rain, 20,000 fans showed up to support their team. So far Henan Jian Ye Football Club had the record of 4 losses and 1 draw. Henan Fans believe the terrible record has to do with the club general manager Yang Nan (杨楠) and the head coach Tang Yaodong (唐尧东). After the game, fans did not leave and gathered at the stadium. They rushed to the stadium south hall where the football club was and chanted “Yan Nan finish class!” and “Tang Yaodong finish class!” to express their dissatisfaction. “Finishing class” originally referred to a teacher finishing teaching, in sports it means coach or manger getting fired. But the club security guards and riot police showed up with shields and sticks, violent conflict broke out between the fans and the police.
According to the MOP forum poster, club security guards and riot police beat up the fans including women, children and elders. Blood spilled all over Hanghai stadium. Dozens of ambulances showed up and sent the injured fans to the hospital. This poster also said that the football club then bought off the media and Baidu post bar etc. saying the fans were out of control and acted violently.
Fans chanting to fire general manager Yang Nan