In the July 31 Chinese Super League match between Liaoning and Shanghai Shenhua, Zhang Jingyang dived in with what was already an outrageously bad tackle, made worse by the fact that he did it on Dai Lin, who didn’t have the ball.
Zhang was sent off, but the match’s controversies weren’t finished, as Wild East Football reports:
Shenhua shored up their defence and played possession football in an attempt to run down the clock. But it backfired when a long ball into their box was punched out by Wang Dalei. The clearance fell to Edu, who took a little time to bring the ball under control. Wang rushed out to block, but Edu turned him. As the Brazilian was preparing to shoot, Wang dived at his feet to snatch the ball. However the referee awarded a penalty, judging Wang to have unfairly impeded Edu. The replay is not conclusive but the award appears to be soft. The Shenhua players and bench were absolutely incensed, not for the first time this season dubious penalty calls had fallen on the Shanghai team. However it was of course all to no avail, Wang was booked, then Edu smashed the ball home for a late equalizer.
(h/t: Eric S.)