If you follow Syed Saddiq on any of his social media platforms, then you’re probably used to coming across comments such as “We love you, YB” or even some remarks that entail generous simping. The same could have been expected for a clip of him playing badminton, but in reality, the opposite occurred.
Netizens instead chose to tell the MUDA president that he put the ‘bad’ in badminton. Here’s the video for context:
Haha, nasib tak kena smash dengan partner sendiri! 🥲 pic.twitter.com/9utpBxWwDu
— Syed Saddiq (@SyedSaddiq) November 5, 2022
The young politician is seen completely missing his turn to serve and unintentionally standing in his partner’s way, causing the shuttlecock to collide with Saddiq’s back before it could be sent back over the net.
“Luckily I didn’t get smashed by my own partner,” he wrote.
The comments under the thread ranged from lighthearted, comical taunts to some pretty harsh digs. Some went so far as to say Syed Saddiq shouldn’t have uploaded the clip if he lacked the skills, and others even likened his stance and behaviour to that of a monkey’s.
Saya dengar nasihat semua orang.
Insyallah nanti saya akan mula ambil kelas badminton.
— Syed Saddiq (@SyedSaddiq) November 7, 2022
These remarks did not go unnoticed. Saddiq has apparently seen all of the critiques and cyberbullying instances because he recently told Malaysians that he intends to take badminton lessons to get better.
“I’ll listen to everyone’s advice. God willing, I will start taking badminton classes sooner or later,” he wrote in a follow-up tweet.
Perhaps the comments could serve as a form of tough love and motivate him? 😬