Indonesians drummed out of the Asiad arena?
INCHEON, South Korea – Indonesian badminton fans accused the South Korean hosts of being sore losers after they had their trademark drum confiscated by Asian Games security.
The fans drummed and sang as Indonesia's Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan beat South Korea's world number ones Lee Yong-Dae and Yoo Yeon-Seong in the men's doubles final on Sunday, September 28, but one day later the drum was persona non grata.
"They were fine to let us in with our drum yesterday, but today the security at the same gate told us that we couldn't bring it in. They made us hand it over and we'll have to collect it later," Akiko Rivel Lumintan, an Indonesian factory worker who lives in Korea, said on Monday, September 29.
"Maybe they're disappointed because we won the gold medal yesterday."
In the mixed doubles final on Monday, China's world number ones Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei beat Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia to win the title 21-16 21-14. – Rappler.com