Chinese Footballer Says Japan’s Player Hit his Foot ‘With His Head’ After Kicking Him

He hit my foot with his head’

A Chinese national soccer player is getting backlash from his own countrymen for trying to downplay his apparent unsportsmanlike conduct during an international match.

Jiang Zhipeng was one of the players on the Chinese team playing against the Japanese national team at the EAFF E-1 Football Championship in South Korea on Tuesday.

During their game, Jiang landed a kick on the head of Japanese footballer Daiki Hashioka who was going for the ball. The incident was judged as a foul and Jiang received a yellow card for his actions.

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