It is very sad.
Having just watched the telecast of our local team against the mighty Liverpool, i can’t decide if we gained or lost more.
No doubt that Liverpool came for their tour to increase their popularity, but the stronger reason will be the bucks that will roll in. The local team will use this chance to gain valuable skills and experience. The fans (of Kop) will relish seeing their favourite team and players right at Kallang stadium. The organizers will be grinning as the turnstiles spins.
Yet i felt it was kinda depressing that singaporeans are cheering louder than i ever heard, not for our own team but one from so far away. The stadium was filled with fans in red, i believe without a doubt to be of Liverpool’s and not ours. If i am a singapore player on the pitch, i won’t know how to take all this in.