PETALING JAYA: Lee Zii Jia has ‘gone black’ on social media, organising an all-black profile image on his private Facebook web page.
This comes simply hours after the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) introduced that the National No. 1 is not going to be registered for all Badminton World Federation-sanctioned tournaments for 2 years starting Jan 18.
At the time of writing, the publish has garnered over 37,000 likes, nearly 5,000 feedback and greater than 2,000 shares, with many Malaysians exhibiting help for Lee.
“Zii Jia, keep sturdy. We at all times help you. Please take care and by no means hand over, we’re at all times behind you,” Facebook person Wunderschon Sakura stated, garnering over 450 likes on their remark.
“Please keep sturdy. We know that you simply had a plan earlier than you even tendered your letter, so please transfer ahead. Hope you possibly can nonetheless signify the nation,” person Angela Kua stated.
With 5,000 feedback on his publish, the final consensus was Malaysians encouraging the shuttler to not hand over on his goals and hoping that he would nonetheless have the ability to signify the nation in future tournaments.
The choice by BAM comes after the All-England champion Zii Jia’s choice to stop the nationwide group and switch skilled.
“BAM have reached the choice to not register him for any tournaments for the interval till Jan 18, 2024,” stated BAM deputy president Jaharbedeen Mohd Yunoos.
BAM have additionally determined to not register the recently-turned skilled Goh Jin Wei for a interval of two years beginning Oct 31. The former ladies’s singles shuttler had just lately joined skilled membership KLRC.