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A pro table tennis player cost himself $45,000 for a ridiculous celebration

Zhang Jike went full Ketsbaia after winning in Düsseldorf.

PROFESSIONAL CHINESE TABLE tennis player Zhang Jike is sports’ newest bad boy.

Zhang defeated Ma Long in the Liebherr Men’s World Cup title in Düsseldorf, but went too far with his celebration afterwards.

After winning, Zhang kicked in two different advertising boards, then trotted to the fans, took off his shirt, and threw it into the crowd.

The celebration angered the judges enough to withhold the $45,ooo cash prize.

Zhang later told the International Table Tennis Federation:

“I am very sorry for what I did. It was not acceptable behaviuor and I am sorry.

“This was a perfect victory, I have been under a great deal of pressure, with people questioning my form.”

Source: Official ITTF Channel/YouTube

– William Scott Davis, Business Insider

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