Tevez’s Chi­nese club hit out at fix­ing claims

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

SHANG­HAI: Car­los Tevez’s Chi­nese club Shang­hai Shen­hua say they are tak­ing le­gal ac­tion over sug­ges­tions of match-fix­ing af­ter they grabbed a last-gasp 2-2 draw at Fabio Capello’s Jiangsu Sun­ing. The week­end stale­mate means Capello’s wait for a first Chi­nese Su­per League (CSL) vic­tory goes on and Shen­hua said that on­line spec­u­la­tion about the re­sult was tar­nish­ing the club. Shen­hua called on fans to “re­sist ru­mours” in a state­ment. “There is a lot be­fore and af­ter the game about Shen­hua and the op­po­nent fix­ing the re­sult,” it added. “Was this the per­for­mance of a team and coach told to lose the game? “Re­cently a few peo­ple with ul­te­rior mo­tives fab­ri­cated a lot of ru­mours with­out ba­sis in fact. They hoped to bring chaos to foot­ball and Shen­hua,” con­tin­ued the state­ment, is­sued on Sun­day. “We solemnly tell Shen­hua fans, please fully trust our man­age­ment, coach­ing staff and all the play­ers. “We have set up a spe­cial team of lawyers, us­ing a va­ri­ety of le­gal means, to in­ves­ti­gate the peo­ple in­volved in these ru­mours.” Sun­ing, who have splashed out on for­mer Eng­land coach Capello and Brazil­ians Ramires and Alex Teix­eira, looked set for a badly needed three points when they went ahead through first-half goals by Wu Xi and a Teix­eira penalty. — AFP

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