Shame on Thai National Football Team at Universiade Bangkok 2007

Universiade Bangkok 2007

 

As you may know, Thailand is the host of the 24th World University Games a.k.a. Universiade Bangkok 2007 from the 8th to 18th August 2007. It’s the second biggest international multi-sport event, while the biggest event is the Olympics. Thus, as a good host, we should heartily welcome all the athletes and officials from other countries. However, just one bad action could destroy all efforts. I am talking about the fight, literally involving punching and kicking, at the semifinal football match between Thailand and Mexico in the afternoon today (13 August 2007.) Well, it doesn’t matter who started the fight. In the end, it turned out to be very bad images for both teams as the fighting would definitely be seen in TV on live broadcast or sport news all over the world. Moreover, it’s worse for Thailand because we are the host country. The members of Thai national football team should realize that they have to stay clam no matter how badly the opponent provoked them. It’s the basic sportsmanship. Even though the football match resumed after a huge punishment of 6 red cards for both teams and Thailand won, the good image of Thailand as a host country had been destroyed. Shame on this Thai national football team. I hope they learned their lesson and will behave better in the next match.

 

Universiade Bangkok 2007 Mascot

 

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8 Responses to Shame on Thai National Football Team at Universiade Bangkok 2007

  1. Izzy says:

    Hi there, I am from TU, home of Universiade ๐Ÿ™‚
    How did i roll ur blog ? Was googling see whether it can track my gf’s blog and it points here …
    Have a nice day
    Visit mySunny’s blog at http://sunnie.blackbuzzard.com

  2. Izzy says:

    p/s juz realized u r using WP platform too, lol . uhm WP rocks ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Sunny says:

    Izzy, I do agree with you that WP rocks and rules!!!
    By the way, thanks for comments and you are very welcome here.

  4. wรคt says:

    punching and kicking is bad.
    by the way. the rabbit mascot is so cute.

  5. Sunny says:

    Yeah, the rabbit mascot is called “Chokdee” and it’s cute. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Jao Moragoat says:

    I don’t have a television and haven’t been keeping up with the Univeriade…so my question is… Who won the fight? How did it start? etc. etc.

    Cheers,

  7. Sunny says:

    Well, if you were referring to the fight on the field, there is no winner as a couple of players from both teams got send off. The big loser of the fight is Thailand as a host for the universiade 2007 with the theme of “All Become One”. Isn’t it ironic?

    For more information on the issue, I edited the post and provided links to the newspaper articles. Please check them out for full story coverage.

  8. cotton says:

    I haven’t know this news cause I quit watching Thai television programs for a long time. Also I believe that I can know interesting news from blogs and bloggers like this blog and http://www.0bserver.com/?p=261 as well. That blog is in Thai version.

    By the way, the rabbit mascot is soooooo cute!

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