Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Azkals win, Clavio speaks; what a day

Challenge cup semifinals, here we come!

Last Tuesday night was something.  I guess, it’s safe to assume that football fans have never seen something like that. An epic win against the former champion Tajikistan to clinch a semifinals spot.

And a day, later, fans are talking about the win but there’s buzz, too, about the disparaging remarks by Arnold Clavio, who said on GMA’s morning show on the morning of the game,”Di naman sila mga Filipinos, nagpapanggap lang na kayumangi.”

Very disappointing remarks from a respected journalist like Arnold Clavio, who has just proven what fans suspect, journalists who have ignored the sport for so long show their ignorance when they try to sound like experts talking about football.

I hope Arnold Clavio thought for a moment, how could they play for the PHILIPPINE national team if they are not Pinoys?

Oh yeah, Mr. Clavio, in case you missed the memo. These guys are as Filipino as you and me. They are not even naturalized citizens hired to play for the flag. They are Pinoys, period! The same guys you champion in your TV shows about OFWs.

Instead of the “think before you click” campaign, perhaps GMA too would start a “think before you speak” for its commentators, one of whom also said that someone should be punished.

So if they are that quick to bat for a sanction, fans are justified too, to demand that GMA sanction them for racist remarks. Just because they don’t look like us, they are not Pinoys?

And someone should tell them, too, not to paint an ugly picture of female fans because, while defending a female official, they kept talking as if all female fans would take off their clothes for anyone who happens to be good looking.

Nice, no?

Incidents like these are disappointing. And the GMA anchors are right, this is not the first and there will be more incidents and I’m not talking about women and the Azkals. I’m talking about journalists and football.

Despite the recent success, there are really those who seem uncomfortable with the idea that Pinoys are playing football, that we are finally slowly becoming a footballing nation.

Issues like these will keep cropping up because guys like Arnold Clavio, who know as much about football as I do about nuclear physics, have the agenda and the venue to speak their mind.

Oh, just in case Mr. Clavio missed my point.  You, sir, are a misinformed individual who came out stupid while trying to sound smart.

To fans, well, I guess we’ll see each other on Friday. Let’s cheer again for the Philippine national team and let’s offer our first drink to Clavio and hope that Pinoys raised abroad will teach him a thing or two on how to be a Filipino. He sure needs a few lessons.

19 comments:

wandering-much said...

nahigh blood ko sa iya remarks. dali ra kau mag google ba. kabalo ba sya unsa ang rules sa games? kabalo sya unsay requirements para mahatagan ug cap. bwiset kaayo, high pa ra ba unta ko sa kalipay sa daog nato gahapon. may gani unya naay champions league nga game nga pampawala ug high blood. Go Azkals gihapon. Padayon lang ta sa pag enjoy sa atong football.

Wiking said...

Philippine Justice: Guilty until proven innocent.

Arnold you WERE a very highly rated news reporter, now you've turned into a tabloid class jerk.

Clare Henney said...

Thank you for addressing the fact that we female fans are being insulted in the middle of all this too. Paano ang harassment against us?

arnoldclavioBOBO said...

hoy lang ya ka! galit ka lang sa mga pogi dahil sa high school days lagi ka lang nasisilat!
kaya nga naging manyak ka na lang eh para lahat papatulan mo!
kita mo rape victim na si sarah balabagan di mo pinalampas!
di mo man lang binigyan ng panahon na makarecover emotionally, inanakan mo pa!

umamin na si sarah balabagan na sa iyo yung bata tapos ikaw pa tameme effect ka pang walang utak!
palibhasa kasi mas mautak pa sa iyo yung puppet na ginagaya ka!

AND BY THE WAY PANO SI LYN CHING? DI NAMAN KAYUMANGGI YANG KATABI MO, PANO YAN? DI RIN SIYA PINOY?!
COCOMMENT KA KASI ON LIVE TV DINADALA MO PAST TRAGIC EXPERIENCES MO SA BABAE EH!

MD said...

Lesson for the day: Never trust a journalist with a puppet.

MD said...

Lesson for the day: Never trust a journalist with a puppet.

gem said...

Clavio is just being so GMAist... so bitter that ABS-CBN got exclusive airing of the Azkals' games out of country. Maybe I am over simplifying things here, but this is my opinion. I do watch some GMA shows though ---

hündün said...

its not just the Kayumanggi remark that is foul but also his "penicillin and sexcapades" remarks.that was foul.shame!

Admin 01 said...

sa ka langto nga bayot nga puppet!!!!

dokkiri error said...

parang sinabi ni arnold na di pilipino ang mga mapuputi sa pilipinas. patubo muna siya ng buhok. hehe

halfwhiteboy said...

Bitter lang si Arnold Clavio. P*#gi+ kasi.

http://halfwhiteboy.blogspot.com/

Zap said...

Arnold Clavio already cleared that the issue of sexual harassment is separate with the Azkals and them being a football team. The issue is the lack of respect these individuals displayed towards women. Just think, Mr. Limpag, if the same thing happened to your mother, wife or daughter, how would you feel then?

It is even more stupid to conclude that Arnold Clavio derived his opinion because of his lack of knowledge in football. I'm sorry, but there is just no connection there. You too, sir, are a misinformed individual who came out stupid while trying to sound smart.

I hope my comment gets posted, an not just filtered and moderated by the blog author. After all, this is a democratic country, the last time I checked. I am also entitled to posting my opinions, just like how you are entitled on uploading your blog posts.

Mike Limpag said...

Hi Zap, I approve comments, as long as they offer a point, even those against me. As one smart journalist said, listen to those who disagree with you, you will learn from them.

I respect Arnold Clavio (He WAS one of my favorite broadcast journalists before this).

But I stand by what I say, that Mr. Clavio's ignorance of football influenced his statement. And I'm not talking about the sexual harassment case because anybody is entitled to his/her opinion on that.

If you noticed, I referred to his lines "They are not Filipinos, they are only pretending to be kayumangi." If Mr. Clavio knew his football, he would learn that if you're not Filipino, you can't play for the Philippine national team.

Mike Limpag said...

By the way, the issue on Arnold Clavio is not his comments on sexual harassment case.

It's when he said, "hindi sila Filipino, nagpapangap lang na kayumanggi."

And his official statement didn't even touch on that.

margamae said...

"Wala po akong ganoong intensyon. Ang isyu po rito ay sexual harassment at kung may nagamit man po akong mga salita na hindi angkop, nagpapakumbaba po ako at humihingi ng pang-unawa."

-if the issue is really, as what you say Zap, the lack of respect these individuals displayed towards women, why in the world did he have to bring up such a comment/remark?

"It is even more stupid to conclude that Arnold Clavio derived his opinion because of his lack of knowledge in football. "

-how could such an argument be stupid? if he had knowledge about football then he would know that only Filipino's can play for a national team.

Chriscorn said...

I think Zap IS Arnold Clavio. Mr. Limpag, you might have hit a nerve there, prompting mr. clavio to leave a comment in disguise. See how similar their comments are? they do not even understand what your blog was all about, they keep on coming back to that sexual harassment case, which you didn't even dwell on. tsk tsk. Mr. Clavio/Zap or whoever you are, better learn how to comprehend what your reading so dont come out STUPID over and over again. 2-nil victory for Mr. Limpag. Oh, that means two-zero Mr. Clavio/Zap, in case you're also ignorant about such terms.

Chriscorn said...

I think Zap IS Arnold Clavio. Mr. Limpag, you might have hit a nerve there, prompting mr. clavio to leave a comment in disguise. See how similar their comments are? they do not even understand what your blog was all about, they keep on coming back to that sexual harassment case, which you didnt even dwell on. tsk tsk. Mr. Clavio/Zap or whoever you are, better learn how to comprehend what your reading so dont come out STUPID over and over again. 2-nil victory for Mr. Limpag. Oh, that means two-zero Mr. Clavio/Zap, incase you're also ignorant about such terms.

Mike Limpag said...

Have you guys check the first letter of each paragraph?

cul_jah said...

hahah.. nice acrostic Mike..