Tanah Tumpahnya Darahku
I AlSO managed to catch up a little with Selangor FA star Safiq Rahim at the jersey launch, the first time I’ve spoken to him since our interview after the SEA Games. Now Safiq’s a quiet and reserved guy, but he looked pretty chuffed with the new jersey.
The Nike kit is made with space-age technology, uses recycled material and all that, but the coolest feature for me, was the simple embroidered words on the inside of the jersey, right behind the Malaysian flag - Tanah Tumpahnya Darahku.
I asked Safiq about it, and he was so enthusiastic that he lifted the jersey he was wearing and showed it to me. A little more than I’d wanted to see, but it was good to see how proud he was of the jersey.
Just as it was during our interview, Safiq didn’t have much to say. He just told me he liked the new kit, and he liked having the words on the inside.
But that’s how our young Tigers are. They’re not superstars, just regular guys who know how lucky they are to be playing for their countries.
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