Stop Starhub and Singtel Advertising during National Anthems World Cup 2010 sign now

We thank Starhub and Singtel for bringing us the World Cup to Singapore. If not for their continuous efforts to negotiate with FIFA that eventually secured the deal, football fans here will face a blackout from the worlds greatest football competition(wearecertain thatthey aremaking ahandsome profit out of this,butwe understand as this is the nature of their business).

However, there is a major concern in which we would like the management of these two great establishments to know. If you have already noticed, before the start of the match, the singing of the National anthem by the two sets of teams is nowhere to be seen. Instead, they have been replaced by commercials that by the time they ended, the players have all finished singing. This is the first time we have come across such a thing from all my years of watching international football matches.

In many countries, the singing of the National Anthem is a way to express their patriotism and love for their country. It is a chance for bonding and togetherness that words can merely explain.

By denying supporters from their respective country, a chance to sing their anthem is not only insulting, but also a disgraceful and shameful act. (These apply specially to the foreigners in Singapore whose country is playing in the world cup).

In fact, it is by-law and mandatory in some countries that the singing of the national anthem is shown on television before every football match. I hope the two Telcos are not trying to tell us that the commercials are more important than National Anthem of a country. They should have charge few more dollars for the subscription but leave the national anthems advertising free.

We ask Starhub and Singtel, to stop airing commercials during the singing of the teams respective National Anthems. If this is impossible due to prior agreement with Tiger and VISA, then we hope that this petition would be useful for future events.

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Latest Signatures

  • 24 October 201550. Nigel Ganbengc
    please remove the commercials when the anthem is playing.
  • 20 September 201549. Melvin O
    too expensive la. see what have you done ?
  • 22 June 201548. Lee Cherns
    It's not all about the $$$!
  • 21 May 201547. Bradley S
    why does Singapore think it is different to the rest of the world. Do not make the beautiful game ugly with naked commercialism
  • 04 April 201546. Collin Bond
    I support this petition
  • 14 February 201545. Jerry Hatfield
    I support this petition
  • 20 November 201444. Shanice Marshall
    I support this petition
  • 26 September 201443. Vivian Ferrell
    I support this petition
  • 11 September 201442. Emmanuel C
    I support this petition
  • 07 June 201441. Stefano F
    I support this petition
  • 03 November 201340. Alphonsus C
    Don't put ads over the national anthems. That's one of the best moments.
  • 24 October 201339. Andreas M
    Not showing National Anthem is unacceptable
  • 22 October 201238. Tan S
    U better stop it!
  • 19 September 201237. Jason Aguilar
    I support this petition
  • 27 August 201236. Jessie P
    I support this petition
  • 10 July 201235. De Biaggiom
    I support this petition
  • 19 February 201234. Zaid Zaidiniz
    I support this petition
  • 19 December 201133. Ng Siewc
    I support this petition
  • 16 September 201132. Chua Cheey
    I support this petition
  • 14 June 201131. Vinod Howard
    I support this petition
  • 04 May 201130. Wilson Bell
    I support this petition
  • 01 May 201129. Huang B
    If other country find out about this, I think sg reputation will go down once again. So please consider removing the ads during national anthems.
  • 21 March 201128. Nello Zhang
    I support this petition
  • 16 March 201127. Sharon Cabrera
    I support this petition
  • 07 October 201026. Annie C
    I support this petition
  • 17 July 201025. Angie Marshall
    I support this petition
  • 07 June 201024. Yanwen L
    Don't deny the fans a chance to sing their anthem. It's once every 4 years!

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