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      Crazy news has shocked the table tennis world today! The Chinese National Team have boycotted the on going CHINA OPEN to support their beloved coach Liu Guoliang. Ma Long was the first player to withdraw from the men's singles round of 16 match today against Yuya Oshima!


      Today on the 23rd June 2017 the table tennis world came to a stand still when the China team all posted on their social media accounts at the exact same time, 7pm Beijing time to be precise. Ma Long, Xu Xin, Fan Zhendong, Ma Lin, Wang Hao, Qiu Zhijian all posted,

      "At this moment we have no desire to continue fighting , because we miss you, Liu Guoliang."

      It is believed they are not happy Liu Guoliang has been forced into the Chinese National Table Tennis Association and away from his coaching role.

      Ma Long and Fan Zhendong's Weibo posts below:


      CHINA ASSOCIATION UPDATE:

      The China Table Tennis Association have made an update on the matter:

      “Three players and two coaches, who gave up today's match will be dealt with severely.”

      The spokesman of the General Administration of Sports made an announcement on 3 CNT players and 2 CNT coaches who did not show up in the matches during the China Open, which led to a very bad social impact. The spokesman said, "the behavior of not showing up for the matches in a major International tournament, is a lack of professionalism and ethics, a lack of interest in national honors, and a lack of respect to the spectators and opponents, which is totally wrong and we firmly oppose and do not support this. We request all the teams and athletes to put patriotism and collectivism as top priority. Ideology and disciplines are as important as athletic performance. The General Administration of Sports has asked CTTA to investigate and deal with the case severely."

      It has been reported more and more Chinese National Team (CNT) players and former players are posting the same content on Weibo, including Coach Chen Qi, player Liang Jinkun, Lin Gaoyuan, Zhou Yu, Liu Yi and Cui Qinglei!

      The CNT are fighting! They are Fighting for Liu Guoliang.

      This incredible and unprecedented chain of events has rocked the table tennis world. Who knows what will happen next, and what "deal with case severely" actually means for the protesters.

      TableTennisDaily users are posting frequently about this matter, keep up to date here.

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      Source: qq.com
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