Andrew Bogut, center of the Australian national team, is a frequent user of social media. Bogut wrote scornfully about the doping-accused Chinese swimmer Sun Yang in connection with the sim World Cup this summer. Bogut also agreed to the criticism of Sun Yang from his compatriot, swimmer Mack Horton, and when Australia failed to start its World Cup against Canada, it was clear what the Chinese home crowd thought of the center.
Every ball contact from the Australian led to deafening burp from the Chinese home audience in Dongguan. But Australia's national team captain Andrej Lemanis said the Europeans were not a factor in the match.
- I don't think it affects us at all, it's just disingenuous. Every match you play there will be passionate fans, it adds to the atmosphere of the tournament. I really don't think it's a distraction, said the league captain after the game.
However, the extensive bureaus helped little. Andrew Bogut scored twelve points when Australia defeated Canada 108-92 in last night's World Cup qualifier.