PETALING JAYA: Enough of abusing Malaysian players when they lose.
Chef de mission Datuk Lee Chong Wei (pic) wants fans to be mindful on what they comment and post on the social media as some of the words are demoralising and abusive.
He said it was not right to be cruel with words when players were already down after defeats.“I’m dismayed by the online comments abusing our badminton players when they lose. As a former teammate, I can relate to them,” said Chong Wei.
“I know these players. They played with only one aim, one goal - to win the game for the flag on the chest, to make us proud. No athlete wants to lose.”
“In every game, there is a winner and a loser. Sometimes, it is not one’s day.
“If we are feeling the disappointment just by watching, what more these athletes who are playing.
“These players have brought joy before. Don’t mock and desert them when they lose. Support them, Support Malaysia.”
Many irresponsible fans have taken to their social media platforms to hurl insults after Rio Olympic Games silver medallists Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying went down 12-21, 15-21 to Germany’s Mark Lamsfuss-Isabel Herrtrich in the Group D match yesterday.