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Filipinos Flood Twitter with Cheers for Timor-Leste

In a show of true sportsmanship, Filipinos flood social media with cheers for #Timor-Leste
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As the third day of the 30th Southeast Asian Games comes to a close, the host country Philippines is still in the lead after sustaining its gold medal rush—this time in wushu and arnis.

The same cannot be said about Timor-Leste, which has yet to get a podium finish in any of the competitions. At least Laos already has five bronze medals to show; Timor-Leste, whose first SEA Games participation was in 2003, would be lucky to replicate its three-bronze campaign two years ago.

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However, if there's something good that this woeful start has brought about, it's Filipinos showing the spirit of sportsmanship on social media.

Some local netizens are waving the (digital) Timor-Leste flag in support of their SEA rival's hunt for that elusive medal.

This story originally appeared on Spin.phMinor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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