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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Shirt throwing insult-A new way to piss off your opponent

Granted it's not easy to get your opponent's shirt and able to toss it onto the floor while your opponent watching the act...

That's exactly what Jan Jorgensen did in a semi final match between Malaysia's Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin. Jan Jorgensen gets to throw away a shirt with a Malaysian flag printed on it onto the floor.

What seem like a minor incident became a national/personal insult. Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin felt disrespected and insulted, by the act of tossing aside of his shirt by Jan O Jorgensen.

Nationalistic Malaysians will feel that mr. Jorgensen acted like he defeated Malaysia and the symbolism of the act sure felt like the victor tossing aside the defeated. That's what happens when nationalism gets involved-National pride at stake.

Jan O Jorgensen offered an apology in his facebook account here.

Is the apology sincere and all is forgiven?

Netizens be the judge.

References:1. NST
                   2. thestar

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