first_imgThe Chinese Football Association (CFA) said that it has launched an investigation regarding allegations by Shanghai Shenhua striker Demba Ba.Ba had said that he was subjected to racist abuse by an opposition player during their league match at the weekend.Ba, 33, said that Changchun Yatai midfielder Zhang Li racially abused him during their team’s 1-1 draw in Chinese Super League fixture on Saturday.”After the game, according to the supervising report, the Chinese Football Association immediately launched an investigation and will hold a hearing about the irregularities in this game,” said the CFA statement.”If it’s true, the players involved will be dealt with seriously in accordance with the rules and regulations.”However, according to local media reports, Changchun has denied the allegations.The CFA said football in China had always been based on the principle of “fair play and the spirit of sports”.”We oppose any form of racial discrimination,” the CFA said.”We encourage all participants to work together to preserve the good order of the game and spread the positive energy of football.”last_img