Beijing fan stole Chinese table tennis champion Fang’s underwear
Police beijing launched an investigation following a burglary complaint by world table tennis champion Fang Zhendong. How informed South China Morning Post (SCMP), a fan broke into the athlete’s bedroom and stole her underwear.
On Chinese social media site Weibo, Fan told his followers that a fan stalked him for several days and ended up sneaking into his hotel room and pulling out his idol’s briefs. The woman managed to steal the electronic key to the room from the man at reception. The athlete said that the moment she entered the room was recorded by surveillance cameras, and the hotel maids became witnesses to the crime.
Fan is currently ranked the best men’s singles table tennis player by the International Table Tennis Federation. The Chinese athlete is very popular in his native country and fan communities have developed around him.
I’ve often asked my fans to hold their heads up high, respect my personal boundaries, and boycott fandom culture. This unfortunate incident hurt me a lot. To ensure my own safety, I have made the decision to cease all personal communication with fans, which includes receiving letters and packages from them.
Fan asked fans to cheer her on in competitions, but not to violate her privacy. This isn’t the first time the athlete has faced persecution from obsessed fans. In 2021, a group of his female fans paralyzed Guangdong airport as he boarded a flight. The girls wanted autographs and demanded to pose for a photo.
Previously reported on the threats received by the twins who look like Ariana Grande. Fans threatened the twins with violence for copying an idol.