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08-31-2006, 02:01 PM #103Originally Posted by george333
08-31-2006, 02:02 PM #104Originally Posted by khwong
And when did he walk out of the tournament.
Last edited by quik_silver; 08-31-2006 at 02:05 PM.
08-31-2006, 02:35 PM #105
Cheung and red00ecstrat..
.....thanks for all the pics..sorry, just able to follow up on this thread this morning..
Cheung, i thought you said you weren't going to take any pics, rather enjoy the match??..hehe..
Anyways, thanks again for the coverage, Cheung..You even ran outside to take a pic of Taufik and his coach walking down the stair..
Last edited by ctjcad; 08-31-2006 at 02:41 PM.
08-31-2006, 02:41 PM #106
I don't know if this is a "big" deal, but Taufik will have a "bull's-eye"..Originally Posted by phaarix
I'll say, no matter if Taufik believe what he did was "right" for him or not to play in an "unfair" environment, his actions definitely embarrassed not only his coach, teammates, countrymen, his fans worldwide but also his family..
08-31-2006, 03:00 PM #107Originally Posted by vsdelfin
..Even if Taufik is to compete and if he's able to defend his World Championship title next month(which i highly doubt he will), he will be playing with a "mark" on himself..Hopefully he's embarrassed by his actions and will put forth an apology(if not to the lineslady or to the organizer or to the fans, just like LinDan "sort of" did after the MO incident)..Because if not, he'll be putting more pressure on himself next month..
08-31-2006, 03:01 PM #108Originally Posted by Treker
08-31-2006, 03:05 PM #109Originally Posted by red00ecstrat
08-31-2006, 03:30 PM #110
What if the IBF fines or suspends Taufik and he quits?! Taufik knows the WBF (new IBF right?) can't do much to him because of his value to the sport and marketability.
08-31-2006, 03:35 PM #111Originally Posted by khwong
08-31-2006, 03:38 PM #112
I really can't believe how some people are actually trying to justify TH's actions. TH is competing at the highest level of the sport and for him to act this way is embarrasing, not only to himself, but to the sport. Everyone who plays this sport have had bad calls, not that I'm saying the lineslady made a bad call.
For those of you who says TH can't compete due to the unfairness, would he have walked off the court had a linesperson made a bad call against his opponent? Of course not. It's all part of the sport, everyone makes mistakes. And for TH to act this way due to ONE call perceived as "bad" by him, that's not a mark of a sportsman. And as someone mentioned, if he is worried about getting bad calls, he should just play in Indonesia, then he MIGHT get all the calls his way.
I used to admire TH for his skill and talent, but unless he matures and stop acting so spoiled, I won't miss him playing.
08-31-2006, 03:40 PM #113Originally Posted by Eurasian =--(O)
If i'm PBSI or IBF's President, this might sound too harsh for those Taufik's fans, but i will disciplined him for the rest of the year or even longer by not allowing him to participate in any tournament(s), yes incl. the WC next month and the World Cup at end of yr?? This is to show who is "boss" and it is not Taufik. Don't get me wrong, this doesn't only apply to Taufik but to all players. Let him feel how it is not playing the sport he's been successful at and just watching it from home on his tv. If he wants to participate again, let him write a letter to the top PBSI or IBF brass requesting a re-instatement to play again, but with some conditions.
It sounds silly considering he's the current Olympic and World Champ, but hey, they've got to get this kind of actions/behaviors "locked up". Trust me, doing this will benefit the sport more in the long run rather than "baby" a player like Taufik..
Besides, he's got enough money to burn and it's not as if badminton will "die" without him...
Last edited by ctjcad; 08-31-2006 at 03:47 PM.
08-31-2006, 03:48 PM #114Originally Posted by ctjcad
Sadly, even if IBF or PBSI take action in whatever form–fine, suspension, both–it wouldn't hurt Taufik much, at least from a monetary standpoint. I bet he could just walk away from the game without batting an eyelid. Personally, I see a man who has lost his competitive zest for the game.
Last edited by madbad; 08-31-2006 at 03:51 PM.
08-31-2006, 03:49 PM #115
These were TH's words after he beat the spectator with his racket back in 2001.
"The spectators don't have the right to offend me because I take part in the tournament to entertain them. He does not have any respect for me."
So for those of you who says he's not there to entertain the fans, but only play for himself, I think you need to rethink that idea. Without the fans, there will be no sport, whether it's badminton, auto racing, football or basketball.
08-31-2006, 04:25 PM #116
It would be inappropriate if Taufik did that to other players, but with LD, I cheer for Taufik! Good job !!! I hope more players will slap on LD face. This is not my prejudice against players from China. In fact, one of my favourites MDs is Fu/Cai. I just don't have respect for LD for his lack of sportsmanship.
08-31-2006, 04:31 PM #117Originally Posted by chibe_K
08-31-2006, 04:31 PM #118Originally Posted by chibe_K
TH walked out like this not only give LD the right to advance to the next round, also comes with it are higher ranking points and more prize money for LD. and at the same time, TH gets a bad reputation and get condemned by fans. to me, that's more like a slap on TH's own face than LD's.
08-31-2006, 04:55 PM #119
I always like to hear different opinions...what you all said against TH make a whole lot sense to me. I am sure most would agree that what TH did was wrong, he was not using his head, there are better ways to protest, ...etc. At least, he cared enough to walk over to LD and shook his hand. After the incident, IBF should look into the matter seriously what triggered TH's behavior. This is not the first time player protests against a bad line call. "IBF, its time to do something and improve the standard of running a tournament". Also, what about the incident few months ago that LD refused to accept the ..not sure what you call that hat...on the podium at Malaysia Open. Did IBF do something serious about it ????
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