Indonesia have some of the most passionate fans in all of Southeast Asia. This was on display just a few days ago during an AFF Suzuki Cup match between Indonesia and Singapore.
On that particular occasion, fans of The Eagles travelled from their native country to watch the away match unfold, but brought with them a very peculiar banner. The travelling support unveiled a sign saying, “Are you not ashamed of your junior teams’ achievements?”! Oops!
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“Are you not ashamed of your juniors’ achievements?”. The 🇮🇩 Indonesian fans appeared to troll their own senior team before the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 match against 🇸🇬 Singapore! 😳 . #football #asianfootball #southeastasia #affsuzukicup #affsuzukicup18 #suzukicup #cambodia #indonesia #laos #malaysia #myanmar #philippines #singapore #thailand #vietnam #timorleste #wearyourpride
This was of course, directed towards their own team, and took the world by surprise, considering Indonesian players themselves would have expected their side to cheer for them. The banner was in relation to the success of the Indonesian Junior team as of late, while the senior side have largely struggled to live up to the hype.
And the fans went one further today. As it turns out, there is a Twitter campaign going around asking fans to boycott the game between Indonesia and Timor-Leste. A certain section of the fan base is clearly unhappy with how the football is being handled in their country, and have now decided to take matters into their own hands.
What’s concerning is that in a short time, #KosongkanGBK has really taken off, and may well impact what transpires in the game against Timor-Leste today. Indonesia is one of the few places where the domestic league is continuing to take place during the action of the national team, and this has further enraged some fans.
These fans have taken to social media, and have received varying responses:
Coba tebak pilihan ganda berikut ini :
Jabatan apa yg di miliki papah EDY RAHMAYADI ?
a. Pembina PSMS
b. Ketum P$$I
c. Gubernur SUMATERA UTARA
d. SEMUANYA BENAR#KosongkanGBK #Tol_Purbaleunyi pic.twitter.com/A0aJyDJTTB
— Zaenal (@Zaenal41676909) November 13, 2018
salah satu ciri dari sifat nasionalis yaitu kepentingan negara diatas kepentingan pribadi, tagar #KosongkanGBK sy rasa bentuk dari kepedulian suporter terhadap prestasi dan kinerja federasi – kepentingan bersama – yg seakan jalan ditempat bahkan tertinggal dari tetangga
— Muhammad Ihsan (@kamuistova) November 13, 2018
utk kegagalan federasi (PSSI) merawat tim sepakbola kebanggaan negeri, netizen berteriak: #KosongkanGBK..!!
nonTesa: kamu gak nonton Ind vs TLeste, bung?
nonTesa: gak mau dukung Timnas?
bungHipo: Timnas selalu di hati. Ketum n pelatih tuh yg harusnya tau diri! pic.twitter.com/4gRPgHQpMr
— bung Hipo & non Tesa (@hipotesaku) November 13, 2018
Silahkan yg sok-sokan pake hestek #KosongkanGBK untuk eksis!
Kalian gak akan tau rasanya dikejar pake motor, dipentungin dan diinjak saat dualisme PSSI dimulai tahun 2010. Gw rasa kalian masih blm cukup umur waktu itu pic.twitter.com/cYtsjl6bMD
— P P K N (@papikekinian) November 13, 2018
#KosongkanGBK bukan berarti saya tidak mendukung Timnas, tetapi karena saya kecewa dengan federasi. Timnas tetap di hati, PSSI harusnya tau diri, miskin prestasi,
— Satria Tanah Jawa (@tarisuli) November 13, 2018
Kecewa sama federasi, lalu bikin tagar #kosongkanGBK . Kemudian timnas jadi tumbalnya ? Tidak semudah itu ferguso, jangan biarkan garuda berjuang sendiri. Kalian enak bisa nyinyir tanpa harus berjuang di atas lapangangan. Suporter kaleng kaleng, musiman! #timnasday
— Fajar Widianto (@fajarrwidianto) November 13, 2018
— Nu Kasep Tea (@NuKasepTheaa) November 13, 2018