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Ambassador kicks off top football league match

His kickoff did not bring Auxerre any luck: Ambassador Lu Shaye.

The financial injections of its Chinese owner, James Zhou, are now followed by political appropriation for French first-division soccer club AJ Auxerre. On Sunday, the controversial Chinese ambassador, Lu Shaye, kicked off the match against SC Montpellier at the invitation of the club’s boss. Lu is considered to be one of China’s most aggressive wolf-warrior diplomats.

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