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The front page of Wednesday’s London Evening Standard spelled out clearly the disgust shared by millions after China, South Korea and Indonesia faced match-fixing allegations in women’s badminton matches a day earlier in order to face less-accomplished opponents in the next round.

“Badminton players deliberately lose to get easier next round,” the newspaper declared above the main all-caps, two-deck banner headline: “CHINESE ACCUSED OF MATCH-FIXING.”

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