BWF responds to controversial call on Lee Cheuk Yiu’s game-winning point in Hong Kong Open final

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Statement from BWF about the controversial call made by Joerg Hupertz in the 2019 Hong Kong Open men's singles final. (photo: BWF)
Statement from BWF about the controversial call made by Joerg Hupertz in the 2019 Hong Kong Open men's singles final. (photo: BWF)

Kuala Lumpur: Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, you’ve got company when it comes to the most controversial umpiring calls in the final of BWF World Tour tournament.

Reactions to the call made by umpire Joerg Hupertz of Germany in the championship point between Lee Cheuk Yiu and Anthony Sinisuka Ginting were instant, as the growing outrage surrounding the umpire’s controversial call has drawn strong reaction from players and fans around the world.

BWF quickly responded to questions about the controversy with statement below on its social media platform:

“I have heard your comments & complaints. I cannot change the results but I am committed to bring this matter to the attention of a higher authority. My objective is the same with all fans – to make badminton a better sport. I hope that this incident will not change your perception of what BWF is. We love sports, we love badminton, we love all players. Peace”.

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