Messi Chinese jersey.

Image credit: Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, Beijing, January 30th: The international sports arena is full of New Year's flavor, and even Messi is wearing a custom Chinese jersey

  Reporter Bian Liqun

At first glance, the jersey with Messi's two characters printed on it

Is there a sense of sight of knockoff jerseys in the early years?

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  Xiaoxin, a senior fan, was almost bluffed.

  Looking through the social media of Ligue 1 and Paris Saint-Germain, I realized that this is really not a fake jersey.

Screenshot of Paris Saint-Germain social media.

  It turned out that in the early morning of the 30th, in the 20th round of Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain returned to their home court to play in the league after half a month.

  Messi, Mbappe, Neymar and other players collectively put on jerseys with Chinese names in this game to celebrate the Spring Festival.

  The home court of Grand Paris has also been decorated as a limited edition for the Chinese New Year, and the ring screen of the stadium is marked with Chinese New Year blessings for fans: "I wish you good luck in the Year of the Rabbit, and let's make a big show with us!"

Screenshot of Paris Saint-Germain social media.

  Long before that, Neymar, Mbappe, Donnarumma and other stars collectively sent Chinese New Year greetings to fans.

  (Not to mention, Mbappé speaks Chinese really well.)

  During the Spring Festival, it is not just Paris Saint-Germain who wear Chinese jerseys.

  On January 23 (the second day of the Lunar New Year), La Liga leader Barcelona played against Getafe at home. Barcelona players collectively wore Chinese jerseys. Since they had just won the Western Super Cup, Getafe also applauded for Barcelona before the game .

  The former Barcelona player, Braithwaite, who is now playing for the Espanyol, wore a jersey with the surname "Chen" of the Chinese family in the game.

  Perhaps because of the blessing of "Dominance", Braithwaite also scored a goal to help the team win 1:0.

  The Bundesliga leader Bayern, which has always been "professional and tidy", was not to be outdone during the Spring Festival, and took advantage of the tidy and tidy advantages to celebrate the New Year for fans.

  Coach Nagelsman, who belongs to the rabbit, picked up a brush and wrote the word "Fu" and showed off his calligraphy.

  Kimmich gave Muller the title "Chicken and Rabbit in the Same Cage", and the New Year's greeting video can be described as full of joy.

video screenshot

  The Premier League team Wolves put on an appearance jacket containing Chinese names and Chinese New Year blessing elements. Traditional strong teams such as Arsenal also celebrated the Chinese New Year through sideline advertisements and social media.

Image source: Premier League Wolves social media.

  In addition to the international football arena, the basketball arena is also full of Chinese elements.

  During the Spring Festival, the NBA Warriors, Nuggets, Suns, Nets, Celtics, etc. all held activities such as lion dances and jade rabbit welcomes at home to celebrate the Spring Festival.

  It is worth mentioning that Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang delivered a video speech during the game between the NBA Washington Wizards and the Orlando Magic at home, extending Spring Festival greetings to the two teams, NBA fans and Chinese and American people.

Huang Ping, the Chinese Consul General in New York, also delivered a special speech at the home court of the Nets.

Image source: Website of the Chinese Embassy in the United States

  Not only the NBA, but on the eve of the Spring Festival, the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines and the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) jointly held a "Happy Chinese New Year" event during the finals of the Philippine Professional Men's League Committee Cup finals.

Basketball is the most popular sport in the Philippines. About 55,000 spectators at the scene spent a "culture + sports night" together in the festive and peaceful atmosphere of the Chinese New Year and the exciting competition atmosphere.

  This Spring Festival, the international sports arena is really full of New Year flavor!