I saw this on Red Sports’ Facebook page. It’s a tweet by Ian Mullane, the CEO of Vanda Sports, which has been hired by the Football Association of Singapore to be the branding and marketing consultant for the Young Lions in this season’s S-League:
@voxsports &@redsports are a joke. They claim to do sport and they haven’t even mentioned or covered the start of the S League.
That was four days ago.
Today, he continues his online assault:
Happy to see ST and Today giving solid #SLeague coverage. Still some supposed sports news services embarrassing themselves though.
Basically, Mullane was criticising Red Sports and Vanda Sports for not covering the S-League.
This is what I can’t stand about these types of people.
Hired by a national sports body to promote a local football team, and by extension, a local football league, they suddenly think they are the authority on local sports coverage in Singapore, and on deciding who is doing a good or bad job on local sports reportage.
There is a term for this in Malay: Kurang ajar.
There is another term for this in Hokkien: kay poh.
Seriously, why should Mullane care what Red Sports and Vanda Sports are choosing to cover for their own sites? Why should it be anybody else’s business but theirs alone?
And think about this: if Mullane hadn’t been HIRED to market and brand the Young Lions, would he be going about clamouring for more local coverage of the Young Lions, the S-League or local football for that matter?
Would he then be so fawning towards the local press and other media outlets and so generous with his praise of them because of their coverage of the S-League?
Bottom line: Dude, you are a PAID VENDOR, hired to deliver a particular service. You are not a God-send. So please, know your place and stop being such an embarrassing eunuch.
By going on like this, you are no better than Andy Gray, the ‘jabbering baffoon’ you dissed in one of your previous tweets.
End of the day, remember what they say about the proverbial empty vessel…
Yours in sport
Singapore Sports Fan