(WSCR) Could this be the darkest moment in badminton history?
It might be after eight female badminton players were kicked out of the Olympic Games on Wednesday over charges of “not using one’s best efforts to win a match” and “conducting oneself in a manner that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport.”READ MORE: AAA Provides Best And Worst Times For Post-Holiday Travel
According to a report, the Badminton World Federation held a closed-door hearing to decide the fate of the eight players involved in the wake of events from Tuesday night at Wembley Arena. Television images from Tuesday’s match showed clips of the players in question “going through the motions” and appearing to “tank” in order to get a more favorable draw going forward.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Sunny, Breezy With Seasonable Temps
Subsequent reports indicate some fans were booing said players, with some even demanding refunds.MORE NEWS: Galewood Man Charged With Aggravated Battery In The Stabbing Of CTA Bus Driver
The eight players expelled were Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang (China); Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari (Indonesia); Jung Kyung Eun and Kim Ha Na (South Korea); and Ha Jung Eun and Kim Min Jung (South Korea).