Q. What is the difference between the Hong Kong football team and the Hong Kong government?
A. The football team can stand up to China for 90 minutes; the government can't stand up to China at all.
According to the Basic Law - to which the government constantly promotes adherence - the function of the Chief Executive is "to represent Hong Kong". If he can't even be bothered to support the territory's sports teams against external opponents, he is obviously failing in this legal obligation, and should be sent off by the referee. He usually appears to be playing for the away team anyway.