Please show some respect to Feng Tianwei
Posted by temasektimes on August 8, 2012
The anti-foreigner perspective espoused by this news site is not surprising, but it is rather saddening. Even if you, like Alfian Sa’at, disagree with Feng being used as a symbol for Singapore sport, the poll that you have posted on your site and the posts that have spilled from your page only show one thing, and that is utter and complete disrespect for Feng and company as stellar athletes.
It is perfectly reasonable for the government to reward athletes representing them at the Olympics who have performed well. I would like to propose you try your hand at a sport, as a ‘locally trained athlete’, and attempt to make the Olympics, so the money doesn’t go down the drain and goes into your pocket instead.
Furthermore, as far as any discerning individual is concerned, Singapore is a democracy. That means that if you’re unhappy with where your money is going, you can migrate. If you don’t want to, perhaps think about the amount of effort these athletes put into training, representing YOUR country and proudly wearing the flag on their sporting attire.