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The boos came ahead of a match between Hong Kong and Myanmar. Photo: Stephen McCarthy / Sportsfile

The boos came ahead of a match between Hong Kong and Myanmar. Photo: Stephen McCarthy / Sportsfile

The boos came ahead of a match between Hong Kong and Myanmar. Photo: Stephen McCarthy / Sportsfile

Hong Kong football fans booed China’s national anthem in breach of the national security law during the first game open to spectators since lockdown restrictions were implemented.

Police with video cameras watched as fans booed the Chinese anthem, March of the Volunteers, for about 10 seconds on Saturday. The boos came ahead of a match between Hong Kong and Myanmar in front of more than 12,000 spectators. The match at Hong Kong Stadium ended in a nil-all draw.

Telegraph Media Group Limited [2022]


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