Playing Black Eye Peas’ My Humps in the background at the women’s singles final of the Malaysian Open Badminton Championships.
Very wtf moment.
And the mindless spectators actually clapping their inflatable bolster-like things (commonly used to cheer in badminton competitions) to the damn beat.
Perfect example of the Malaysian “first world facilities, third world mentality.”
Okay, being unconsciously insensitive is not as bad as being consciously offensive.
Lin Dan, only about the best badminton player currently and number one in the rankings, obviously sore having lost to world number two and defending champion Malaysian Lee Chong Wei in the most tightly contested of matches (21-18, 18-21, 23-21) in the Malaysian Open Badminton Championships men’s singles final, immediately took off his medal after being presented to it and flatly refused to wear a traditional ethnic hat as a souvenir.
OI, how rude can you get? Besides, it’s your bloody damn fault your lost the match. In the deciding match point, you chose not to return the shot because you figured the shuttlecock would be out of the court, but as the commentator said, Lee Chong Wei can do magic. How did you like hearing the boos from the crowd?
Yes, it is an unbelievably hideous hat, even am Malaysian and admitting it, but it doesn’t kill you to wear it for 5 seconds before taking it off right? For someone who is admired for your amazing badminton skills, you show equally amazing lack of courtesy and manners.
Sadly, you exemplify the stereotype of Chinese people being rude and uncouth and lacking in any sort of finesse.
As quoted from a Malaysian daily:
A dejected Lin Dan threw his racquet and walked out with his head hung low even without shaking hands with Chong Wei.
Later during the victory ceremony, the Chinese was booed for throwing the mock cheque and the Sarawakian warrior ceremonial hat.
Looks like someone else was just as miffed as self was.
WE WERE excited that Kuching was hosting the Malaysian Badminton Open. Here was a chance for my family to see the badminton greats whom we had always watched on TV.
We were having a great time watching the game, especially the men’s singles, and after the comeback by Lee Chong Wei, I told my children that we could achieve our goals if we try hard.
However, there was a sad ending to this great play. The rude behaviour by one of the sports greats left much to be desired.
His refusal to wear the traditional headgear that was so painstakingly selected by the organisers, as well as not holding the medal properly, was downright unsporting behaviour.
A good thing the champion was able to downplay the behaviour of his fellow sportsman.
There was a lesson to be learnt – we should not behave in such an unsporting manner whether in sports or in our own lives.