Lebanese people support till death other countries’ national teams like Brazil Germany Italy France and so on, but can anyone tell me why they don’t support their national team? They’re just happy when Brazil or Germany or Italy etc is playing they overcrowd any place that has a giant screen, and when their favorite team wins they call each other, go out cruise in their cars screaming and shouting, but when it comes to Lebanon they don’t care no one sets a giant screen no one cares about watching no one screams happiness when Lebanon wins. Last year we were playing in the Basketball world cup and even though we had a team lacking a lot of budget, preparation and moral, a team that was coming out of a country ravaged by war, we managed to beat France that held the title of the European championship but no one cared, this year Lebanon has made a wonderful journey in Asia championship and today we reached the final after beating South Korea and we have a chance of going to the Olympic games if we win the title but no one cares, they barely make a small report on it at the end of the news. So where’s the true patriotism? Why is it that the Lebanese people don’t feel a little bit of pride when our national team beats all Asian teams? Why no one raises the flag just the way they do for Brazil Germany France and Italy?? There’s only the cheap patriotism that makes them bark back whatever Aoun, Berri, Geagea, Hariri, Jounblat and Nasrallah say, maybe it would’ve meant for them if a team of the political party that they support was playing, but when a national icon for Lebanon, all Lebanon, such as the Lebanese team is playing it doesn’t mean anything for them.
So for the Lebanese team good luck guys in the final game I believe in you…and I’m raising the flag for you.