We’re fairly confident that everyone has mistaken someone for someone else at least once in their lives. It’s an honest mistake especially if you’re not wearing your glasses but it’s still pretty embarrassing nonetheless. It’s even more embarrassing if other people were there to witness your mistake.
But imagine mistaking one celebrity with another and you’ve called them by a different name right in front of their faces. We’d certainly would dig a hole, jump in and never show our faces to the world again. With that being said, it’s still a funny story to tell your kids one day. This father will have the best story to tell his friends and relatives after his son had mistaken Dato Lee Chong Wei for another athlete.
Malaysia’s no.1 Badminton player, Dato Lee Chong Wei (李宗伟) posted on his Facebook earlier today (Thursday, 8th September) to share with his followers that he attended the opening ceremony of LCW badminton camp at LCW Badminton Academy and shared his experience with the young talent. However, the highlight of the visit was when a young boy approached him for a photo opportunity.
According to the former badminton player, the 5-year-old asked his father to take a photo of him with his idol. The retired athlete was surprised but felt proud that he has fans as young as this boy. After they took the photo, the boy shook his hand and said “Thank you, you are my idol, uncle Ng Tze Yong.” As soon as he said that, the father of the young boy swiftly took him away and fled the scene.
“I’m not jealous, I like Tze Yong too but my heart sank,” the 39-year-old joked. He then added that his eldest son picked on him by whispering, “Haha, my old man. Luckily that kid didn’t call you Pearly Tan.” Netizens were amused by the story and found it hilarious but adorable for the child to think the legendary Lee Chong Wei was somebody else.
Speaking of Ng Tze Yong, a few months ago, Lee Chong Wei handed over the ‘baton’ or badminton racquet to the young athlete as a symbolic gesture for him to lead Malaysia for the future of badminton.