While the two opposing camps are exchanging insults and what not on social media in the wake of Hidilyn Diaz’s historic Tokyo Olympic gold medal finish, an FB post appealing for cessation of hostilities and unity circulates online.
International commodities trader and blogger MJ Quiambao Reyes took to Facebook appealing to both camps to cheer for Hidilyn and all PH athletes and stop politicizing them.
“We should all be cheering for Hidilyn and all our athletes. Hindi sila dapat pinupulitika at pinag aawayan. For those anti-admin and subversive elements who are using her victory to promote their political agenda, enough spreading hate and fake news.”
CTTO Hidilyn (as posted by her on her Instagram account)
Reyes urged netizens to post their photos with the Tokyo Olympic gold medalist or photos of Philippine leaders past and present they support with Hidilyn for good vibes.
“If you’re proud of her and/or you’re proud of the leaders (past, present, or future) you support, then post nyo na lang din selfies nyo or selfies nila with her. Good vibes lang.”
As of this writing, Reyes’ post has generated 5,117 reactions, 179 comments and 419 shares in under 24 hours and counting.
Here are some of the comments of netizens expressing their sentiment regarding Reyes’ appeal.
“True enough, some politicians and medias are using her for their political gains and making this nation dividedPls stop the hate. We all love champions. Congratulations for the very first official Olympic gold medal. Mabuhay ka Hidilyn Diaz, we are proud of you. Mabuhay ang lahing Pilipino,” wrote a netizen signifying his YES vote to Reyes’ appeal.
Meanwhile, most of the comments of netizens doubt that the Yellows will ever react positively to Reyes’ appeal to stop the heated war on socmed.
“Popolitikahin talaga nila yan dahil nangyari ang pinaka unang Gold Medal sa Bansa natin sa Duterte Administration,” commented a netizen.
“Dolomite nga pinupulitika,si Hidilyn pa kaya.Basta panig kay PRRD nakangawa na ang mga yan,” chimed in another.
“Sports na nga lang. Hinahaluan pa ng mga dilawan ng pulitika. How unprofessional,” a netizen shared one’s astute observation.
“Kaya nga,, I see posts against DDS’ supposed tirades against HD,, JUSKOLORD NAMAN,, EVEN THIS ONCE, LET US BE UNITED, SPORTS NA NGA LANG.HOPELESS NA YANG MGA GANYAN TAO. EVEN IN A GLORIOUS MOMENT THEY CANNOT FIND GLORY.KAWAWANG MGA NILALANG” wrote another netizen.
Source: MJ Quiambao Reyes