Just recently the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil was packed for the FA Cup finals match between Perak and Kedah, with the latter taking the trophy over a 1-0 victory to the thunderous roars of some 80,000 fans.
But sadly enough, looks like some football fanatics totally missed the goal when it comes to manners and public cleanliness.
In a posting made on Twitter, user Kar Jun shares images claimed to be the filthy aftermath of the football finals match which took place over the weekend.
Itâ€™s obvious that our Malaysian football fans donâ€™t care about the environment as much as they care about football. Thanks to their selfishness, our morning fresh air is covered with stinky smell, the running track is filled with rubbish. @SyedSaddiq pic.twitter.com/79ItYQPKoD
â€” Kar Jun (@KJun24) July 28, 2019
In it, he shares several images showing post-apocalyptic esque surroundings of the National Stadium which appeared to be littered by garbage.
In his tweet, Kar Jun questions the selfishness of some Malaysians and their disrespect towards the environment.
Kar Jun also directly tagged and mentioned Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq onto his posting, stressing the importance of the scene.
Netizens quick to sniff out the viral posting were also critical of the issue confessing their disappointment over the major stink that some irresponsible citizens had continually brought upon the nation since such a scene would occur at almost every event and happening in the country.
1st world facility, 3rd world mentality. Everytime there’s a football match or event, same thing happen. Sampah buang merata-rata, parking kereta tepi jalan blocking traffic. These people are shameless idiots.
â€” Erik Tan, CSCS (@erikchtan) July 29, 2019
“First world facilities, third-world mentality. Every time there’s a football match or event, the same thing happens. Garbage gets tossed everywhere… These people are shameless idiots.”
The mentality of “cleaner ada, diorang la bagi bersih, diorang dibayar gaji utk buat kerja ni”. Kepala hotak. Cleanliness of the environment is everyone’s duty. 🤦🏻♂️ Sad life. Dasar pemalas smua ni
â€” Joener Rodriguez Kuyong (@JoenerRodriguez) July 28, 2019
“The ‘it’s the janitor’s job’ mentality. Why take care of things when there’s someone paid to do it… Environmental cleanliness is everyone’s duty…”
this gives a bad imagine to men who love football because i see people tweeting about how men who like football are unhygienic
â€” Ê• â€¢á´¥â€¢Ê” (@nisarcastic__) July 29, 2019
This is our people..sibuk kondem kerajaan baru itu ini…tapi perangai dan mentaliti semua dibawah sifar..bila tegur melenting..semua nak dilayan seperti raja…ko buang taik dan berharap ada yg cuci taik ko
â€” Apizzz (@not_favourite) July 29, 2019
“That’s Malaysians for you. Busy condemning the government when their own minds are less than zero… Everyone wants to be treated like a king…”
Gov kena ketatkan undang2. Fine rm300 for littering. Simple as that. Bagi orang takut. Kalau dia langgar, tu masalah dia undang2 dah ada tapi taknak ikot. Buat macam Singapore. Yang baik kita ikot contoh. Negara pun makin bersih tourism akan maju hopefully. Wakeup Malaysian!
â€” Lucifer (@__AIZAT_) July 28, 2019
“The government must enforce stricter laws. Impose a RM300 fine for littering. Simple as that. If someone disobeys, that’s their problem… Follow in Singapore’s example… A cleaner country makes for better tourism. Wake up Malaysia!”
The Tweet which came out on July 27 had since received over 9,000 retweets and some 4,000 likes.
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