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Rangers FC bans fans over racial abuse of Celtic Star Kyogo Furuhashi

Rangers ban fans

Scottish football club Glasgow Rangers F.C. announced on Monday that it has identified the fans who were filmed berating Japanese striker Kyogo Furuhashi (Celtic F.C.) with racial insults.

Racist behavior filmed: Over the weekend, a video emerged showing a group of football fans aboard a bus singing racist songs targeting Furuhashi. The fans, seen wearing Rangers shirts, also made offensive slant-eye gestures to mock the 26-year-old Asian player, reported ESPN.

Son Heung-min Becomes First Asian Player Chosen to Be Part of EPL ‘Team of the Year’

Son Heung-min became the first Asian player to make the elite list of English Premier League’s “Team of the Year,” selected by the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA).

Super striker: PFA announced its “Team of the Year” list on social media last Saturday, which included the 28-year-old star of Tottenham Hotspur in the striker category, reported the Dong-A Ilbo

Barcelona Wants to Sign 17-Year-Old Japanese Soccer Star Jun Nishikawa

Jun Nishikawa

Barcelona is hoping to complete the signing of Japanese teenage soccer star Jun Nishikawa before he turns 18 next month.

Nishikawa, the Japanese Under-20 star who walked away from the Under-17 World Cup with two goals and two assists in his four games, will be allowed to join the European teams when he turns 18 in February, according to Mundo Deportivo as translated by Football-Espana.

The SEA Games 2019 is Being Called the ‘Fyre Festival of Asia’

SEA Games

The Philippines’ hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games has been heavily criticized online in the days leading up to the sporting event’s official opening on November 30.

Attendees and volunteers at the different venues have been venting and sharing images online of the alleged mismanagement by the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC), an agency created by the Philippine government to handle the event.

Son Heung-Min Becomes the First Asian to Be Nominated for a Ballon d’Or in 12 Years

South Korean soccer star Son Heung-min has been nominated for the prestigious Ballon d’Or for 2019, the first for an Asian player in 12 years.

Presented by France Football magazine, the award recognizes the world’s best soccer players every year, with prominent names such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo leading its roster of winners since 1956.