Disquiet before the derby in China

2018 Aug 10

Only one day after the Chinese derby is played between the two teams from Shanghai (Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG), the leaders of both clubs have asked for "a civilized behavior" to both hobbies ahead of this Saturday's match. They ask for "calm" and that the fans "be reasonable." Not in vain is the game of the season in the Chinese Super League.Hundreds of police officers and agents will ensure the safety of the party, which will be held at the Shanghai stadium of the SIPG club, with a capacity for 56,000 spectators. The two clubs, however, do not want to take any chances and posted identical messages this Friday on the Weibo network (Chinese version of Twitter), asking the followers for peace of mind. "We urge fans and everyone to follow the game in a civilized way, transmit positive energy to Shanghai and be a role model for the children who will attend the match," they say in their statement.What they want, after all, is that "there should be no verbal attacks" against players, coaches, referees, opposing team supporters or offensive banners.