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Li Ying – China’s first female footballer is outing herself

Spitzenfußballerin Li Ying bei der Frauen WM 2019 in Südafrika freut sich über ihren Sieg
Top footballer Li Ying at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in South Africa is delighted with her victory

It was a post like it is found millions of times a day on Chinese social media: “You are the source and target of all my tenderness,” wrote a 28-year-old. But there two reasons why her tweet on Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter, is special in socio-political terms. The author is the well-known national football player Li Ying. And the declaration of love is for her friend, the influencer Chen Leilei.

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