Thursday, July 28, 2011

Are Malaysian fans antisemitic?

update: KALAH LAGI... he he he Malaysia lost again. In sports, we win some and we lose some but when we keep on losing, a post-mortem is always the best excuse. To me, Singapore was not the better team but our defense really cracked. Its time to find taller players, those who got speed and brain and know how to use both legs (tahan bola pun melantun ke pemain lawan!). Review our selection methods again and stop politicizing football. So, forget about going to Brazil or elsewhere...In Kelantan dialect, KUCAH BOJENG!


Chelsea has lodged a formal complaint with the Malaysian Football Association alleging that the club's Israel midfielder Yossi Benayoun was the subject of antisemitic abuse during last week's friendly in Kuala Lumpur (here).

Benayoun (right) during a match

Large sections of the 84,980 crowd at the Bukit Jalil national stadium booed and jeered Benayoun's every touch in Chelsea's 1-0 victory over a Malaysian XI. The 30-year-old, one of the first Israelis to play in the country, did not complain at the time and was substituted at the interval along with all the starting XI.

But are the Malaysian fans antisemitic? I don't know but it shouldn't have happened to sports. Of course Malaysia strongly supports the Palestinian people - does not recognise Israel and maintains no diplomatic ties with the state - but no barrier should be imposed on sports.

Chelsea had initially been uncertain whether the abuse was antisemitic, with Benayoun having committed a foul early in the game which might have provoked some level of reaction among the crowd's minority.

In the meantime, Malaysia will clash with Singapore again for the World Cup qualifier. Down 3-5, I hope our Tigers put up their best to overcome the deficit and win.

I wont be able to join them at the stadium as I've got a date with a doctor. Being two goals down is not a big deal. I remember how Nottingham Forest beat Norwich 4-3 after trailing by three goals during one EPL thriller in the late 1980s.

MALAYSIA BOLEH..... ke?

24 comments:

a spectator said...

they were not antisemitic bro.

that benayoun was a rough player. he was booed for that, and not for being an israeli.

but chelsea has spin it to attract sympathy for its player. shouldnt be that way...

kader politik said...

jai.... tu sikap segelintir penyokong. tapi aku tak fikir ianya menunjukkan kebencian atau antisemitik. chlesea atau media asing tak patut gembar-gemburkannya sebagai melambangkan inilah sikap rakyat malaysia terhadap israel.

kalau israel tu menghormati PBB dan mengiktiraf palestin sebagai sebuah negara merdeka dan bekas, aku yakin malaysia akan jalin hubungan diplomatik dengannya.

kita tidak bencikan orang yahudi... kita cuba bencikan keganasan regim yahudi.

jadi, apa yang berlaku di stadium tempoh hari tidak mencermikan kebencian mereka kepada benayon atau orang yahudi. mungkin segelintir saja yang cuba menunjukkan protes terhadap israel.

ex-Supp said...

bro... what do u mean by your 'MALAYSIA BOLEH....ke?' ???

u want them to win but u youself is not confident, right?

main main ka?

Anonymous said...

didnt we allow a team of israeli hockey players (correct me if i am wrong) to malaysia during the 80s, and there wasnt any prob at all?

TAK MAKAN BABI said...

si benayun ni saja je nak buat kecoh, biar satu israel dan semua orang yahudi bencikan malaysia.

nak kena cepuk mangkuk ni!

unwanted said...

so, we are the bad people? how about the israelis? they are anti semitic too.

chelsea should stop politicising the issue.

chelSEE said...

sports is sports, bro.

what happened back then was regrettable but only a few was involved and it didnt reflect the view of all malaysians.

so, there shouldnt be any issue here...

Anonymous said...

Definitely anti-semitic with all the shouts of "Yahudi" "Israel" which means "Jews" "Israel" from the crowd.

It's all the brainwashing done by the national TVs and newspapers to it's citizens!.

There's no need to plead ignorance!

kulup ludin said...

tu alasan je untuk burukkan nama malaysia di dunia.

dah memang sifat orang yahudi macam tu - burukkan nama orang islam.

richard d lion said...

ah-haaaaaa!!1

they already sensationalize the issue.

nope! malaysians are not antisemitic.

the west are!

Anonymous said...

the next time we want to invite such friendly matches with them, make sure they dont bring any jew here!

apam balik said...

sukan tidak harus membezakan keturunan, warna, agama dan bangsa.

sukanlah yang merapatkan hubungan antara negara dan sesama manusia!

drunken sailor said...

i dont want to say anything about chelsea. my focus is malaysia-singapore match.

malaysia will win on aggregate 7-6

anep said...

MALAYSIA BOLEH... ke?

apa la kau ni. menyindir atau tak yakin dengan pasukan sendiri!

karipuley said...

small matter also want to make big aa?

pundek walekek!

mat bonet said...

meme kucah bojeng bro.

pade muko. kecek ja besar, ley kecik!

hehehehehehehe!!!

bui lagi la datukship pado jurulatih dan pemain kito nih! kalau lawe team klate pung belum tentu meney!

Anonymous said...

yes sir.

in spore last week, the defense cracked easily. the coach didnt teach them defense, i think!

budak sekolah said...

takyah main bolasepak lagi lah. elok main gasing je.

saya sokong abang cakap diorang tahan bola pun melantun kepada pemain lawan. pemain lawan ambil peluang le.

suruh diorang lawan team estet je!

MASTANA said...

jai,

kau macam hot jo. rilex la.

tapi memang boto la. pemain kito nampak macam pemain sekolah menongah jo. kalau lawan team big ben masjid tanah pun bolom tontu monang. apo pun, big ben dah lamo tutup kodai.

den sokong kau pasal pakai duo kaki ni. pemain kito tahan bola guno kaki yang samo dan sepak dengan kaki yang samo. lombab!

panas baran said...

ni lah akibatnya kalau kaki bangku pun diberi peluang main untuk pasukan kebangsaan.

mana tidaknya. anak VIP, anak kawan2 FAM pun dapat main walaupun kaki macam siot!

Anonymous said...

memang apa yang tulis kat bawah posting ni... MALAYSIA BOLEH... ke? tepat sekali!

padan muka!

crux said...

come on guys.

they did their best but their best was not good enough!

at least, appreciate them!

Anonymous said...

bang,
pemain kita berat telur!

he he he

kepala angin said...

dah kalah, dah lah.

takyah la banyak cakap FAM oiii!!!

kang aku angin kang!