|the Lions XII are no more or no less important than our local S-League clubs|
But now that the M-League is in the picture, it is important to bear in mind that the sole reason LATW thrives is because people from various local clubs of the S-League support the national team without prejudice to others. To that end, the Lions XII is no more or no less important than any S-League club, insofar that it is just another club team to serve as a feeder to the National Team. Thus, LATW Crew cannot throw our weight officially behind the Lions XII because that will be unfair and detrimental to the clubs in our league and as a further consequence, our National Team.
That said, patriotism will inevitably colour our support for the Lions XII, and quite rightly so. Though LATW are not formally behind the club, we encourage people to support the Lions XII on top of their S-League clubs because those players come from our country. LATW as an entity will not be there because it is not our purview but we do encourage Singaporeans to be there. LATW will not be there but we encourage our members to go, BUT NOT under the umbrella of LATW Crew.
Think of it this way; on a weekday our home club plays and we cheer them on. Then come Saturday, our fellow Singaporeans come together to support the Lions XII.
And then there are those special nights when Singapore play their internationals and that is when regardless of their support for the Lions XII or Tampines Rovers or what have you, come together to fly the nation's flag with the LATW banner together.
Whatever is the case, continue to contribute to local football in whatever way whether it is through the Lions XII or our own S-League clubs. Just don't give up and start losing faith again, if the Lions XII are not up to your own expectations.
Untuk Bangsa dan Negara,