12 Jul Fake Stories in Sports (Part 3)
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Written By Rameshon
Bsc (Hons) Degree in Physical Education, Loughborough University (1992-1994)
Masters in Education (University of Western Australia, 2005-2008)
False stories thrive when people believe that the content is true, although the story is fake. A number of times, it is scripted, and it is pre-planned. The people narrating the incident, bluff or con the innocent public, work on people’s emotion, and try to win their trust. There is no sincerity in it. They read books like ‘1001 ways on how to con the public and people’ and they are enchanted to follow world leaders like Hitler on how he was able to use propaganda to make people fight for Germany in World War 2 for all the wrong reasons of his. So, the people who fake the stories do get ideas from wrong role models, like Hitler. Hitler has mentioned, in the past, that if one keeps lying, again and again, it becomes the truth. I believe that this is very wrong and it is not good for our youth.
As such, I would like to tell a short fake story that happened to me in real life. There are some as well that I have not told in the blog or website as I find it insignificant. However, whenever these incidences happen, usually I attend to it by looking into the eyes of the people dramatising. I don’t know whether it is intuition or not, in a fraction of a second, I would somehow feel immediately and decide to respond appropriately. Something will tell, “This is fake!”, within me. I do my best not to get involved as I feel that it is time-wasting as their story has no sound basis at all. It is fabricated, from nothing to trying to be real. As such, let me continue Part 3 of ‘Fake stories in Sports’.
There was once, when I was at a particular junction at a certain landmark, I conducted a run. All of a sudden, when I was about to go to the endpoint of the station to take the timing of the people running, a lady, who was quite huge, came to me, bouncing a basketball hard to shoulder height, on the tarmac track. She was a caucasian lady and the son (very young) also was there. She kept telling me something and I could not understand, at first. As I was in a hurry, I was trying to run to the station instead. Using the ball, she bounced even harder to block my way. The son ran away from the mother, As she was insistent to converse with me, I allowed her the opportunity to chat with me, to give her a listening ear. She blurted out, ” You said F -word to my son!”. Seeing this, her son instead of coming back to me, bounced the ball and kept away running forward, keeping a distance from me. Straightaway, I felt immediately that she wanted to block me from going to my station as it was an important time -trial. Simply put, it is disrupting my training. Also, I asked her the date and time, that happened she said, “You said the F-word”. I told her to wait for me, at the place that she was, and gave her the assurance that I will be back to settle it. I also told her that I will call the police to attend to the situation.
While I was going off, I saw that she was talking to three of our athletes, two of them were parents. I told our group of athletes, the three of them, who were standing at the start of the time trial to support our athletes, who were coming back from their run, not to talk to the lady, and left in a hurried manner. As soon as I had finished the time trial, I proceeded to attend to the lady. To my utter shock, I found the lady missing and saw her about 300m away from us, moving away, in a hurrying manner, probably going home or going to the planners who designed the situation.
Seeing this, I asked one of the three athletes and they told me that the lady claimed that I told F-word to the son. To this, I asked what their answer was. The athlete told me that two of our group members defended me vehemently and told that I was not of that character and they told her that never once they heard me say or heard from anyone from our group. Our team captain also told, “Never once have I heard you say the F-word and it is a fact.” All in all, I was appreciative of our runners defending me. (Personally, I will not use their names by they know who they are and they are our unsung heroes!). They also felt that the lady was lying as her son did not want to come near them to say the truth. If the boy is telling the truth, he would have stood close to the mother and supported her. So, they knew that the lady is fabricating. Hence, this is an example of faking and the government must do something.,
Since there is a lapse in the law on fake stories, these profiteering individuals have decided to stoop so low and have decided to slander a person’s image. It is timely that Minister for Home Affairs and Law, Mr K Shanmugam has decided that the government will spell out punitive measures for creating false news which has no basis. False news, usually can disadvantage a person or a company or a country as they may leave a bad impression that could fool the public. Hence, Mr K Shanmugam is doing a good job of punishing those at fault.
Rameshon has taught in Hwa Chong Institution, plus several schools, and Republic Polytechnic as well. He has won many accolades and he was awarded Merit Award for 1991 marathon performance in breaking the national record of Singapore, at that time. He has made 22 male athletes do the marathon in sub-3hrs. He has made 7 female runners do sub-4 hours for the marathon, as well. He was inducted to the ‘Roll of Honour’ by the then College of Physical Education, organised by Singapore Olympic Academy, in 1998, for breaking the National record repeatedly 4 times, till he did 2hr 24min 22sec).
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