Yes folks, I have a confession to make. Here I am, an Arsenal fan through and through, at a Liverpool match! I can hear you screaming,
'blasphemous traitor, off with his head!'
If only those supporters around me had known, they would have offed my head, that's for sure ... LOL! I had a great time last night watching the Liverpool vs Malaysia game with my buddy Adrian at the Bukit Jalil National stadium.
|A sea of red ...|
|This bunch managed to sneak in beers! Says a lot for security :D|
From the whistle go, the crowd were roaring non stop and since I was dressed in a nice green fluorescent tee, I ended up supporting the referees as they were dressed almost similar to me ... hahaha! Who else could I support? I'm no fan of the reds and neither was I a fan of our national team though they did put up a spirited display in the second half.
|Fans not in agreement with the ref's decisions ...|
It was an experience of a lifetime though unfortunately I couldn't post up any images online from the stadium cos by some silly unknown circumstance my cell refused to work in the stadium vicinity. The moment we left the area, the phone started working fine again! WTF?
|The many food stalls outside the national stadium ...|
The only thing is I have lost my respect for Datuk K.Rajagopal, our national coach for bringing politics into the picture with his insistence of making his charges use the blue away kit instead of the traditional yellow home kit. Whatever he says, I think it had something to do with Saturday being the call to use anything Yellow by the 'illegal' Bersih organization.
Come on la Datuk, your excuse saying that it was their lucky kit doesn't hold water. As far as I'm concerned you did it to not piss off the powers that be. Admit it and I'll be fine with it. My respect for you went down even more this morning when I read in the papers that you criticized the rest of the Liverpool fans for turning up in their teams colors which is red saying that while he has no objections to them using the Liverpool colors, why couldn't they use the Malaysian color when it was only for one day.
Well Datuk, Liverpool doesn't play here everyday and did you not hear how all the fans there, Liverpool supporters and all were cheering on the Malaysian boys? Did you not hear the enthusiastic chanting of 'Malaysia, Malaysia, Malaysia' everytime the national boys were on the attack? Did you not hear how they shouted, jumped and clapped when Malaysia scored? I think that was support enough, right? Don't pick on the fans just cos they were using their favorite teams colors, after all, it was just for one day, right?
Anyways, my respect for you has taken a beating la. You're a great coach, I'll admit but after yesterday, I see you in a different light now. All the best to the Malaysian team when they take on Chelsea and I truly hope they'll come out in their traditional yellow home kit this time!