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In Pictures: Hong Kong legislators clash with gov’t officials… on the football pitch

Last Saturday, Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground became the venue of an unlikely football match which pitched Legislative Council members against government officials.

Photo: Legislative Council.

With former president Jasper Tsang no longer on the team, the LegCo side faced an uphill struggle to replicate their 17-game winning streak.

LegCo President Andrew Leung and Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung kick off. Photo: Legislative Council.

Pro-establishment lawmaker Eunice Yung became the first ever female player to join the side.

Eunice Yung. Photo: Legislative Council.

At only 23, pro-democracy legislator Nathan Law would have been at the prime of his career, had he become a professional footballer. According to Oriental Daily, he kept up the energy throughout almost all of the game.

Nathan Law makes a run. Photo: Legislative Council.

Just as in previous years, “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung was ever-present.

Leung Kwok-hung attacks a corner. Photo: Legislative Council.

The game ended 1:1.

Charles Mok of the IT sector stretches for a loose ball. Photo: Legislative Council.

Pro-Beijing lawmaker Horace Cheung attempts a volley. Photo: Legislative Council.

Pierre Chan of the medical sector tries a lobbed pass. Photo: Legislative Council.

The Democratic Party’s Wu Chi-wai marks his man. Photo: Legislative Council.

Agriculture and fisheries sector lawmaker Steven Ho “gets stuck in.” Photo: Legislative Council.

Leung Kwok-hung. Photo: Legislative Council.

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In Pictures: Hong Kong legislators clash with gov't officials... on the football pitch