Houston Rockets player in Great Wall of China trouble


BEIJING: Bobby Brown of US basketball team the Houston Rockets asked for forgiveness on Chinese social media after drawing anger for inscribing his name on the country’s Great Wall. Brown, point guard for the team, posted a photo Tuesday of his signature scratched in white onto a grey stone section of the iconic structure on Sina Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter. His post drew outrage from Chinese Internet users who accused him of vandalism. Brown later deleted the photo and wrote a message reading “I’m so sorry for this… I respect Chinese culture and made an honest mistake”. The Houston Rockets have been in China this week for pre-season matches, common for top NBA teams seeking to promote themselves in China.


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