Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Now Everyone's A Fan

Indonesia's progress through to the final of the AFF Cup has seen everyone jumping on the Indonesian football bandwagon. Politicians, celebrities and even people you work with are suddenly fascinated by the game and are clamouring for tickets, preferably free, while those who week in, week out follow the likes of Persija and Persita are left on the sidelines wondering what all the fuss is about.

Hardly a day goes by now without with some gushing celebrity, whose fame usually comes from being famous, expressing nationalist/patriotic sentiments while making sure the camera gets their best side.

They all seem to think Oktavianus is the best thing since the last best thing, and probably as long lasting, while Irfan Bachdim is so cool and has to be followed on Twitter.

I'll be glad when it's all over and we can get back to the normal service of dodgy pens, rock throwing fans and diving players.

That sounds a lot like the life of an American soccer fan every fourth summer.
It's no better in Malaysia. :)
and the ticket price is gettin higher leaving "us" the regular indonesia nt supporter outside the field. and that celebrities, politician, and whoever it is who know nothing about football inside the stadium just wanna see how cool irfan bachdim was.
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