Letzte Aktualisierung: May 25, 2021
Football: big money time is over
Just imagine it: Borussia Dortmund becomes the German football champion – and shortly afterward is kicked out of the Bundesliga. Unimaginable? Not in China. There, Jiangsu Suning won the Chinese Super League title for the first time – and only a few weeks later, stopped playing. The news caused ripples even as far away as Europe, and fans were shocked. "I can't believe it because we just won the league championship," Jiangsu fan Lan Zihan told Reuters news agency. But Jiangsu Suning's fate exemplifies the financial woes of Chinese professional football.