Fans of the Malaysia national team were left feeling disappointed at team captain Aidil Zafuan’s poor performance during a friendly football match against Singapore over the weekend. During the match that took place at the Singapore National Stadium, Harimau Malaya lost 2-1 to the home team.
Out of anger, local football fans later edited Zafuan’s face and replaced him with the face of Manchester United’s Harry Maguire. Apparently, the 29-year-old defender is infamous for his blunders on the field. This, in turn, drew criticism from Zafuan’s twin brother, Zaquan Adha and also Tunku Mahkota Johor, Tunku Ismail Idris.
Zaquan took to his Instagram recently to defend his sibling from the online haters. He wrote, “Life as a footballer… When we are at the top of our game, people will say nice things to us. But when one don’t perform well, they can go as far as to come up with a photoshopped image.” The 34-year-old footballer’s posting has also prompted the Johor Prince to share his response.
TMJ remarked, “Their mentality is toxic. They tend to forget things easily. They want the football scene to thrive, but their mindsets are still low class. They forget all the sacrifices of the players who had represented the country. All of their past successes mean nothing to them. I feel bad for the players who have been sacrificing for the national team, in addition to other (football) teams. They are not appreciated enough.”
Do you think the public’s criticism towards Zafuan’s disappointing performance during this past weekend’s match was necessary? Do you agree with what the Crown Prince of Johor pointed out? Share with us your thoughts.
Source: VOCKET FC.
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