They say sports brings happiness. Watching your favourite athlete score the winning goal at the very last second, or nail that final point, is a different kind of special. Well, that’s probably true, unless you’re a fan of Arsenal and/or the French football team and/or Malaysian Badminton. Then the emotions you feel is the kind that turns beautiful babies into murderous psychopaths. One minute you’re a sucking on a nipple, puking cuteness, next minute you’re killing Jewish people.
Okay, I’m sure there was a point to that opening paragraph. Right. Malaysia lost the big one, again. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t one of those articles where I go on a 1000-words bitch rant. You can read my article on Arsene Wenger, for that. I’m proud of Goh Liu Ying & Chan Peng Soon, I really am. It’s the first time in Malaysian history we’ve gone this far in mixed doubles badminton. Getting SILVER at the Olympics is an amazing feat that only a select few will be able to take to their graves. It’s also important to note that most people (myself included) did not expect this highly talented but also highly inconsistent pair to actually make it to the finals. So, eat shit Dedpewl!
But this is pretty much same shit different day for Malaysian badminton. We lack the mental fortitude when it matters most. It really shows. When we fumble, we get nervous and we’re never able to recover. That is the Malaysian problem, regardless of what sport it is. Believe me, it translates to e-Sports too. Fanatic fans will know what I’m talking about. Heck, forget sports, Malaysia’s mental fortitude, or lack thereof, is very apparent even in our day to day lives. It’s deep rooted in our culture. Something needs to be done. We have to change.