QZ.com – Scoring a touchdown in China
- Updated: September 11, 2016
By Alywin Chew in Shanghai (China Daily USA) – September 9, 2016
While many Chinese are still apprehensive about trying out a sport that they consider too violent and foreign, amateur American football teams have intriguingly been sprouting up across the country
As the confetti and streamers shot up in the air, tears of jubilation rolled down the cheeks of the players from Shanghai Warriors.
To Owen Yan, the team’s 6-foot-3 defensive end, the triumph over local rivals Shanghai Nighthawks in the American Football League of China (AFLC) Championships on January 16 this year was redemption three years in the waiting.
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