Demba Ba racism probe: Chinese Football Association investigate alleged slur aimed at former Chelsea and Newcastle striker

Chinese football chiefs are investigating an alleged racial slur aimed at former Chelsea star Demba Ba.

The ex-West Ham and Newcastle striker, 33, is now playing for Shanghai Shenhua.

And Ba is said to have been the target of abuse by Changchun Yatai midfielder Zhang Li at the weekend.

The game finished as a 1-1 draw – but now the Chinese FA are “seriously” probing the alleged incident.

“After the game, according to the supervising report, the Chinese Football Association immediately launched an investigation and will hold a hearing about the irregularities in this game,” said the CFA statement.

“If it’s true, the players involved will be dealt with seriously in accordance with the rules and regulations.”

Chinese football authorities have promised to treat the alleged incident very seriously
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Local media have reported that Changchun had denied the allegations.

The CFA said football in China had always been based on the principle of “fair play and the spirit of sports”.

“We oppose any form of racial discrimination,” the CFA said.

“We encourage all participants to work together to preserve the good order of the game and spread the positive energy of football.”

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