What STTA’s Deputy President said about Feng Tianwei’s sacking

Oct 28, 2016 08.49AM |
 

COMPARE this: “Feng Tianwei has been a cornerstone of the national team since 2007. She has brought many golden moments to the sport. We would like to thank her for all that she has done for Singapore table tennis, and we would like to take this opportunity to wish Tianwei all the best in her future endeavours.”

To this: “She has been ill-discipline, disrespect n misconduct as reported in the newspaper then it is a disgrace to the nation instead… It is also good for STTA to send this signal to the players that STTA shall not tolerate those players with bad characters.”

The first statement is from the Singapore Table Tennis Association’s (STTA) president Ellen Lee. The second – from her deputy, Mr David Sim.

We’re talking about the sacking of national paddler Feng Tianwei, of course – and the STTA’s surprise announcement this week that it would not to renew her contract when it expires next Monday.

In a candid conversation Mr Sim had on his Facebook page yesterday (Oct 27) with some other users, he made clear why the association no longer wanted anything to do with Feng, a three-time Olympic medallist.

Here are the highlights:

 

On the news leak of her disciplinary issues:

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On those 200 eggs and why it’s a big deal:

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On the importance of the reputation of STTA and Singapore:

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On grooming local talent:

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Read more about the controversy here:

Feng was a “bad egg”, a “disgrace to nation”, says STTA Deputy President

The ‘assassination’ of a national Olympian

 

Featured image from TMG file. 

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