After winning the last point against his competitor Ma Long, the champion kicked and broke the advertizing board barrier around the arena.
Many Chinese bloggers commented about the outburst on Sina Weibo, saying:
Zhang Jike won the game but lost his character
Zhang later apologized for his impulsive behavior, saying: “I’m very sorry for what I did. It was not acceptable behavior, and I apologize,” according to NTD Television.