I just read the news that Yu Yang quits the love of her life – Badminton. As a huge badminton fan, this is a devastating news for me. This type of scandal usually has nothing to do with players, they just follow the order from folks in the management. Top ranked badminton player like Yu Yang always play her heart out when she is on the court, so that she can make her country proud. Match fixing is not something new to the Chinese team, they were already able to manipulate the world men’s singles badminton rankings with so many walk-overs so that they can have the maximum three shuttlers in the men’s singles at the Olympics.
Frankly, if this is not because of those fans who attended the matches Tuesday night at Wembley Arena chanted, "Off! Off! Off!" to incredulous television broadcasters and viewers watching around the world, you will not see this type of penalties. I hate to repeat things in my article, again, the walk-overs in Chinese men’s singles really ticked me off, these walk-overs are obvious examples of impompetancy of Badminton World Federation (BWF), who introduced the badminton rules that full with loopholes (and don’t bother to fix them), which the Chinese is taking advantage of.
At last, I think Li Yongbo (head coach of Chinese National Badminton Team) and those dumpasses in the BWF management should be fired. Li Yongbo migh not necessary be the one who alway pulls the trigger, but he is definitely the mastermind of all these manipulations and match fixings. As far as those dumpasses in BWF, not only they failed to response prompty when people alerted them about the walk-overs and the Chinese men’s singles manupulation of the badminton ranking (untill audiences are chanting "Off! Off! Off!" in Wembley Arena at the London Olympic), they also failed the badminton fans around the world that they are not able to make badminton a prominent racket sports around the world. In so many countries, people still treat badminton a sports you play at your backyard when they are gathering or BBQing. We should not let these group of people to continue to run an organization that is so important to the sport of badminton and to continue to ruin our favorite sport, badminton.