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Changchun Yatai player accused of racially abusing Demba Ba

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BEIJING (AP) Chinese Superleague team Shanghai Shenhua has accused an opposing player of racially abusing its Senegalese star forward Demba Ba during a match Saturday.

Shenhua coach Wu Jingui told reporters that a Changchun Yatai player used racially insulting language toward Ba during an altercation late in the match, which ended in a 1-1 draw. The Shanghai team later published a Twitter post demanding that the Chinese Football Association take serious disciplinary action against the Yatai player, Zhang Li.

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The incident generated controversy on the Chinese internet, with fans calling for an immediate investigation.

A prominent Chinese sports blogger wrote on social media that Zhang allegedly shouted “You black” repeatedly at Ba.

Tevez on $850k per week move to China: “It was a vacation”

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Fact: Carlos Tevez’s vacations are the most lucrative around.

The former Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus star joined Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua in 2016 from his boyhood club Boca Juniors after leaving Juve in 2015 to return home to Argentina.

It is believed Tevez was earning close to $850,000 per week, after tax, in China but in September he was criticized for being overweight and not fit for action.

Tevez left Shenhua earlier this month after four goals in 16 games.

Speaking to Argentine outlet TYC Sports on his return to Boca, Tevez had the following to say about his move to China in 2016.

“It’s fine because I was on vacation for seven months,” Tevez said. “When I landed in China, I wanted to return to Boca.”

Now, 33, Tevez’s return to Boca has been lauded by Diego Maradona and fans in Argentina as the nomadic forward returns home with a huge wad of cash after one of the best paying vacations around.

Back home (again… again): Tevez rejoins Boca from Shanghai

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Carlos Tevez has rejoined Boca Juniors (again) just 12 months and a few days after signing on to become, at the age of 32, the world’s highest-paid footballer (roughly $760,000 per week) at Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.

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It’s the third time in his 18 years as a professional that Tevez has signed for Boca and he will once again return to his boyhood club in Buenos Aires after agreeing the termination of his contract, which paid him $40 million per yer, in China this week.

Almost immediately after he arrived in Shanghai, there were reports that Tevez and the club were both unhappy and had quickly begun plotting a hasty divorce. Due to his massive contract, Boca were unwilling to pay a transfer fee to bring Tevez back to La Bombonera. Just 372 days ago, Shenhua paid $11 million to Boca in order to sign Tevez.

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Tevez, who’ll turn 34 next month, has reportedly signed a two-year contract with Boca, which might or might not be the final stop of his jet-setting career (Boca, Corinthians, West Ham United, Manchester United, Manchester City, Juventus and Shenhua).

Shanghai manager Poyet confirms Tevez nearing record move to China

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Carlos Tevez has played for some of the world’s greatest clubs, and now the Argentine forward is set to become the best-paid player in the global game.

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The 32-year-old Tevez waved goodbye to his Boca Juniors side recently, giving the former Premier League striker the opportunity to clear a massive paycheck in the Chinese Super League.

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Shanghai Shenhua manager Gus Poyet has confirmed that Tevez is close to completing a move to the club, which is expected to bring the Argentine an annual salary of roughly $37.5 million — a simply astronomical number in any sport.

“I’m still waiting for 100 per cent to get permission to talk to Carlos about what’s ahead,” he told La Red.

“I don’t want to be unfair to people. It seems that everything is done and missing some details to be announced.”

Tevez had previously stated his desire to complete his career in Argentina with Boca, however, at this stage of his career the payday is likely too much to pass over.

Demba Ba’s career may be over after horror leg break, say Shanghai Shenhua

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Following a horrific injury during the Shanghai derby on Sunday in the Chinese Super League, Demba Ba‘s career may be over.

His coach at Shanghai Shenhua, Gregorio Manzano, was distraught after seeing Ba’s horrendous leg break following a coming together with Shanghai SIPG’s Sun Xiang in the second half of Shenhua’s 2-1 win.

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It appeared Xiang kicked Ba’s shin as the duo tussled for the ball but the challenge was pretty innocuous and more of a tangling of legs.

It was only when Ba fell to the ground that the realization arrived as to the severity of the injury with his bone clearly sticking out of his shinguard and sock.

The diagnosis is a fractured tibia and fibula with Ba’s recovery time expected to be at least eight months as he continues to recover in hospital.

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French outlet RMC quoted Manzano as saying that he feared this could be the end for Ba.

“It’s maybe the end of his professional career,” Manzano said. “I would have preferred to lose the match than lose Demba Ba. God is unfair. Ba is too good to have this happened to him.”

The towering Senegalese striker, 31, has scored 14 times in 18 CSL games this season and has been a revelation since arriving in China from Besiktas.

Judging by the comments from his manager, the early prognosis is not good for the former West Ham United, Newcastle United and Chelsea striker.

Below you can see an x-ray image of Ba’s left leg.

We will not show you a video clip or pictures of the image itself because it is stomach-churning and horrendous to see a player suffering that much pain.