China Men’s Basketball team has been suspended from a month of training after getting into a brawl against Brazil during a warm-up game before the Asian Games.
The Chinese Basketball Association issued an apology to the Brazilian players and immediately barred the Chinese squad from practice while an investigation is carried out.
Violent scenes of Chinese players brawling were beamed around the world, tarnishing the country’s sporting reputation further.
“The CBA takes full responsibility for this,” said Li Jinsheng, vice president of the organisation.
“We have ordered the team to suspend its training and to reflect upon its mistakes deeply. The CBA sincerely apologizes to the Brazilian team, all the fans and media.”
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