Malaysian Supporters Urged Not Sing Insult to Team Opponent
The organizers of Malaysia’s SEA Games 2017, Malaysia Organizing Committee (Masoc), urged Malaysian supporters to be better when supporting their country teams or athletes.
It follows an incident when Malaysian football fans shouted or sang with insult during a match between Malaysia versus Singapore in Group A match at Shah Alam Stadium on Wednesday (16/08/2017).
Related to that, the committee stated that the incident, whose video recording has been circulating online, “is very regrettable” and said that it is against the spirit of the SEA Games.
“Any incident that is contrary to the spirit of togetherness and unity, especially the humiliation of other participating countries in any form, is very regrettable,” the committee said in a statement, as quoted by StraitTimes.
“Fans are urged to refrain from songs that offend religion or race at any time,” the statement continued.
In the previous match, when Malaysia won 2-1 over Brunei in the inaugural Group A SEA Games 207, similar things also happened.
Video recording of songs from unscrupulous Malaysian supporters spread in social media.
This could be a new controversy in the middle of the 2017 SEA Games event.
Previously, unpleasant events experienced by Indonesia.
This happens because the Indonesian flag is printed upside down in the 2017 SEA Games guidebook.
The incident also had caused a hubbub, either in Indonesia, Malaysia, or the attention of other parties.
Upon this, Malaysia has also apologized to Indonesia.