Fans upset with Toggle, MediaCorp says sorry

Fans upset with Toggle, MediaCorp says sorry
Many fans missed seeing Sahil Suhaimi scoring against Laos.

SINGAPORE - Singapore football fans took to social media last night to vent their frustration at their inability to catch Singapore's opening match of the SEA Games football competition live.

As Aide Iskandar's Young Lions battled Laos in their Group A match in Naypyidaw, fans back home trying to view the action live on MediaCorp's Toggle website were left annoyed.

At 9.15pm, when the match was into the second half, Toggle tweeted that its website was down and apologised for the inconvenience.

MediaCorp's vice-president of marketing and promotions Serene Choo said: "We apologise for the technical error on the Toggle website during the SEA Games football match between Singapore and Laos.

"We are still investigating the problem. However, viewers were still able to watch the match via the Toggle apps on tablets, smart phones and Smart TV."

As Toggle's website remained down, more than 9,600 fans turned to SingaporeSports' YouTube channel, which streamed the game live. But that did not stop irate supporters from showing their displeasure.

Ian Griffiths blasted on Twitter: "As others in ASEAN enjoy live SEA Games football, we in Singapore are forced to turn to Toggle. #Disgrace."

Kelvin Leong posted on Facebook: "Toggle now eh? Your page doesn't even load up."

On Twitter, Nizam added: "Why you guys can't show it live on Channel 5 is beyond me. It's the SEA GAMES. Come on!"

MediaCorp Ch5 had a delayed telecast of the Young Lions' match against Laos at 11pm.

meng@sph.com.sg


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