Faiz Subri’s Tweet Of His FIFA Puskas Award Acceptance Speech Fills M’sians With Pride

When Faiz Subri scored a physics-defying freekick in early 2016, Malaysians were filled with immense pride for the Penangite footballer. When he accepted the FIFA Puskas award yesterday, we could have said that we saw it coming. After all, that was how much we believed in him.

Faiz’s goal was submitted for evaluation last year and it came as no surprise that he scored nearly 60% of the total votes. Faiz arrived in Zurich on Monday and he later attended the FIFA Football Awards 2016. Faiz was also able to meet his idol Cristiano Ronaldo during the event.

Image Credit: Utusan Online

Upon accepting his award, Faiz tweeted out his acceptance speech that has garnered more than 13,000 retweets and upwards of 5,800 likes. He thanked the management of the Penang team, his coaches, team mates, staff, PFAM, family members, fellow Malaysians and everyone around the world for their support.

His tweet proved how he, like everyone else, was nervous too and he had a note of his acceptance speech on his phone. In fact, he posed a candid moment on stage when he looked through his phone for this very speech as he stood at the podium.

Image Credit: Eurosport

The 29-year-old mentioned how it has never crossed his mind that he would arrive at this level and be able to stand tall amongst world class footballers. Faiz is the only Asian to have ever attained this award and Malaysians are applauding him for his victory.

One Twitter user shared: “That was the coolest speech ever. Congrats! Who is the winneeerrrr!!! FAIZ!!!”

Another mentioned how it is normal to be nervous. “It’s alright, bro. Raising the flag at an assembly is already nerve-wracking enough, what more giving a speech upon accepting a world-class trophy?! Congratulations!”

Check out Faiz’s winning goal below:

Feature Image Credit: Faiz Subri Twitter

 
 
Also Read
[GIVEAWAY] Back By Popular Demand, Helipad Cinema 4.0 Features More International Flicks
Helipad Cinema’s rooftop movie experience was introduced to Malaysians back in September 2016. Since then, they’ve seen 47 sold out shows out of the 50 screenings that they’ve done. It’s clear…
JinnyBoy Bagged 4 Awards At Influence Asia 2017. Here’re 7 More Big M’sian Winners.
The coolest social media influencer awards show went down last weekend on April 8th, 2017. As expected, it was an evening of glitz and glam as the most well-known social…
‘Jio’ Your Girlfriend Out For Cheap AF Movie Dates With GSC Cinema’s RM8 Ticket Promo
Going out on dates, whether with your partner or a friend, can be an expensive ordeal. Dates below RM10 are rare these days but with GSC Cinema’s RM8 ticket deals,…
Put Your Seemingly “Useless Talents” To Good Use And Audition For “Asia’s Got Talent” S2
We all have that one “useless talent” that we figure won’t amount to much in life. Well, you’re wrong. You can actually put it to good use by auditioning for…