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Basketball fans in China criticize brawl between American and Chinese teams
BEIJING (AP) ' Basketball fans in China are criticizing a Chinese military team for its part in an on-court brawl with visiting American players.
Video footage of the fighting between the Georgetown University men's basketball team and the Bayi Rockets on Thursday night in Beijing zoomed around the Internet and worldwide TV news.
The Georgetown Hoyas are in China on a trip meant to promote good sportsmanship. But play was forced to end early because of the bench-clearing brawl, which marred a visit to China by Vice President Joe Biden.
Comments Friday on China's popular microblog Sina Weibo criticized the Bayi team.
A user named JF1113 wrote: "Does the Bayi team think they are better at Chinese kung fu than basketball and that is why they are desperate to show it off."