Sponsor conflict kicks "Super Dan" out of play

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 Lin Dan banned from the playoff of China Badminton Super League.

World badminton grand slam winner Lin Dan was banned from the playoff of China Badminton Super League again on Monday due to the sponsor conflict.

Lin Dan was signed on loan by Qingdao Hezhan Renzhou Badminton Club only for the playoff after the league this year with the top standard of 1.5 million yuan (about 245,000 U.S. dollar) since June 3.

However, "Super Dan" was informed that he could not participate in the playoff due to the conflict between the sponsor of Lin and the league on Saturday before the first match of the semifinal.

The commercial conflict was mainly due to the brand on the clothes. General method to tackle the problem was to cover the brand on the clothes but the relevant parties of the League did not reach an agreement.

Lin was banned again off the second match of the semifinal on Monday. He expressed some dissatisfaction on Chinese Twitter-like Weibo. "It could be coordinated in the international games. Why it did not work in Chinese League?"

Without "Super Dan", his club still won the semifinal. And Lin will play in an exhibition match as a compensation for the audience in Qingdao, said the club.

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