Chong Wei Criticise Keyboard Warriors For Mocking National Shuttlers After Olympic Defeat
It’s Olympic season again and naturally, Malaysians are keeping our fingers crossed to see if this will be the lucky year where our national team will make the history books and bag a gold medal. Unfortunately, there are some netizens who got carried away and resorted to lashing out at our national athletes when they failed to secure a win.
Mixed double shuttlers Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying recently found themselves becoming the target of online harassment after they lost both matches in the group stage and failed to advance further in the Olympics.
As a result, former World No 1 shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei has taken to Facebook to hit back at keyboard warriors and express his dismay after seeing the online abuse faced by his former teammates from our very own Malaysians.
“All I want to say is I know these players. They went to the court with only one aim, one goal: To win the game for the flag that’s on their chest, to make us proud,” wrote Chong Wei, “No one wants to go to the court and lose. But that’s reality, there will be a loser and a winner in every match. Sometimes it’s just not your day. Those watching from the TV already feel ‘heart attack’, what more the players?”
“No one wants to go in court and lose. These players brought you joy before. Don’t mock and desert them when they lost a game.” Truer words have never been spoken.
The 38-year-old badminton legend concluded his post by telling Peng Soon and Liu Ying that he was proud of them, and real Malaysians are proud of them too. Win or lose, these athletes have given their all, and they deserve our support and encouragement no matter what.
So if you’re reading this, please be kind to our national heroes and leave some nice comments for them. And as the old saying goes, if you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.