Tuesday, June 5, 2012

"Hindi kayo Pilipino" chant at Azkals game - What?!

While at the Azkals game last night, there really were some heated exchange of chants by Indonesian and Filipino fans at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.  Being seated at the opposite to where the Indonesian fans clustered themselves, we were hearing a low monotonous chant that we could not understand.  Our part of the stadium gleefully replied the chant with "Pilipinas!  Clap,Clap!  Clap,Clap! 

What we did not know was that the Indonesian fans were actually chanting "Hindi kayo Pilipino! (You are not Filipinos!)"  Kind of a weird chant for a football friendlies match ain't it not?  The Indonesian fans were really at an offensive and it is painful to learn that they have to resort to such a racist chant.  I am glad and proud however that the Pinoys who heard and understood this chant responded well with a "NO TO RACISM" banner.  Well, if our side of the stadium heard that, we would reply - "Walang ganyanan! (No doing that) Clap,Clap!  Clap! Clap!   Walang pikunan!  (Let's not piss each other off)  Clap!  Clap!  Clap! Clap!  Maglaro lang!  (Let's just play!)  Clap! Clap!  Clap! Clap!

Anyway, for those who do not understand the root of all this.  The Indonesian fans were actually hitting on our Azkal players who have mixed heritage.  Mixed heritage players are allowed to represent a national team in international competitions under FIFA Eligibility rules as long as he or she can prove ancestral links.  

Read more of it at Indonesian fans hurl racist abuse at Azkals by Jojo Malig

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