Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Bandung Zoo Demo
Monkeys at Bandung Zoo were upset when football fans, disenchanted by the way the Football Association is being run, hung up banners calling for reform and ouster of the head.
In a statement they felt that while they appreciated the sentiments they were upset being linked with a man who was once jailed for corruption.
'We, the undersigned, would like to express our outrage and shock at the events earlier today that led to a number of banners being put on our cages protesting the Indonesian Football Association.
While the protest was peaceable we were unable to get any extra food or light because the banners were spread across our cages.
We would like to point out that we are in favour of the protests and would have happily joined in only no-one asked us.
We are however concerned at being linked with the FA in this manner. OK, so the head of the FA has spent time behind bars and we spend every day behind bars. But that is where the similarity ends. He was put behind bars for a reason. We are here for no real reason that makes any sense to us.
After the fans had dispersed and gone home a young family came to the enclosure and fed us some juicy bananas. As they were leaving one of them turned to the eldest one in the group and said 'Daddy, is that the PSSI?'
As you can imagine we were most offended by this comment and we demanded immediate retraction but they just laughed and took some photographs of us.'