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ManU Overtakes Bayern Munich As China's Most Popular Team Online, Per Red Card Study

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 24 / 17

ManU has reportedly replaced Bayern Munich "as the most popular team online in China," according to Saj Chowdhury of the BBC. The sixth edition of Mailman Sports' Red Card, which analyzes the influence of 53 European clubs on China's social media platforms, has Arsenal and Liverpool joint third with...

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