Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tiger, Tiger burning bright in cyberspace

PETALING JAYA: The tiger fever has spread to cyberspace, with people lending their support to the Malaysian football team which meets Singapore in today's crucial match at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium.

Many have changed their profile pictures on their Facebook and Twitter accounts to that of the tiger, a symbol that represents the Harimau Malaya team.

While many commented about the sold-out tickets, there were those who used Facebook to sell black market tickets.

One Facebook user even made a specific “Malaysia-Singapore tickets” fan page to sell tickets for the game although calls to the numbers provided went unanswered.

In a wall posting on the Support Malaysia League Facebook fan page by Mohd Hafiz, he expressed sadness that he could not be part of Malaysian football history as the tickets were sold out.

“I will roar for you. P/S to the ticket scalpers, you are scoundrels of the nation,” he said in reference to those selling black market tickets.

Twitter user shakirameer said that everyone was hoping for tickets to fall from the sky and that he was one of them.

Another Twitter user, nutsxiera, said that she got into a fight with her boyfriend because she got a match ticket while he did not.

NadelinaGhalie said that although she disliked yellow, she would wear the colour today because of the team.

Facebook user Zain Azrai Zaaba believed Malaysia was still in the tie because of the three away goals it scored in the first leg.

“I hope they will carry on with the same fighting spirit they displayed in the second half of the first leg,” he said.

Facebook user Geoffrey Yeow made an impassioned plea to the “heavenly powers”.

“Oh heavenly powers above, I promise to be a good boy for the rest of 2011 if you just let Malaysia win tomorrow by a scoreline of 2-0. I'm willing to put aside my Christmas presents as well. Deal?” he said.

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