Anthem Protests Come to Hong Kong
Global social mood remains negative.
A block of hardcore Hong Kong fans booed the national anthem, despite a recent law in China forbidding such actions, during Thursday’s soccer friendly against Laos.
…Some were even seen pointing their middle finger during the ceremony, irking soccer officials who were afraid another episode like this would happen again.
…Although the match attendance was down from previous encounters involving the Hong Kong national squad, there was still a sizeable crowd of 2,200 spectators – roughly one third of the seating capacity of 6,200 – who made their feelings known about the national anthem.