Hangzhou Spark supervisor “Rondo” has given an elaborate explanation on the team’s relationship with their player, Cai “Krystal” Shilong on Twitter. In it, Rondo describes the frequent issues the team had with Krystal’s behavior dating back to the pre-season. The statement entails evidence of earlier legal warning issued by T&C Law Firm towards Krystal.
The allegations range from Krystal frequently missing practice and leaving too early to telling regular, alleged lies to be able to travel back to China. As early as mid-February, the Spark contacted T&C Law firm to issue a formal warning to Krystal. After Krystal joined up with the team again, he asked to be moved to a different position within the line-up, which caused further issues. According to the Spark, Krystal’s behavior didn’t improve, and they saw themselves forced to issue an indefinitely suspension.
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With this announcement, the supervisor reacts to what he calls attacks from “foreign sources.” Haloofthoughts had supposedly reported on Krystal’s side of the story, stating Krystal asked for a transfer to the Boston Uprising, and that the Uprising had expressed an interest in him. Rondo’s statement directly refutes this, stating, “the other party has made it clear that they have no intention to speak with us.” Whether or not this directly refers to Boston Uprising is unclear.
Moreover, the report alleges the Spark offered to assist in bringing Krystal’s girlfriend over to the United States. While Rondo’s statement does mention the girlfriend in passing by stating Krystal requested to follow the team to Los Angeles at a later date in order to help his girlfriend with her visa, the supervisor does not comment on Spark’s involvement or commitment to this goal.