Continuing Strife Disrupts Stadiums
By Mike LNg
Protests have once again forced a relocation move by the Stadiums showcasing Muay Thai in Bangkok, Thailand. Rajadamnern once again made a very laudable gesture to the Lumpinee Stadium organizers to use Rajadamnern’s space to stage fights amidst the escalating turmoil with the red shirts in Bangkok. “Set Kong” reportedly was grateful but could not make a decision with out group consensus both board and promoters.
As many of you may already know the political tensions are definitely causing an impact on Muay Thai organizers as redshirts have also settled in Lumpinee Park causing further disruptions.
At Rajdamnern stadium, Pri Panyalak, a Rajadamnern Stadium referee expressed great concern over the situation. Panyalak in the past has offered Lumpinee Stadium’s space for Rajadamnnern events to hold cards at. He also revealed that Lumpinee offered their help when Rajdamnern was impacted. Now with Rajdamnern being in a less dangerous area they have repaid the offer by making ready for Lumpinee events. The offer reportedly still stands.
From Lumpinee, General Wasan Puengsamphao while thankful for Rajadamnern’s concern said he could not give a firm answer. Puengsamphao also further stated that he would have to convene a meeting on the matter for the best action to take next.
“I am very appreciative of Rajdamnern’s offer. However, we have to organize a meeting between executive board and promoters, so that stage manager can give orders of what to do. Personally, when I consider the situation, I am confident that the situation is not very serious until we have to move to Rajdamnern. Anyway, we will have a meeting.”
Thanks for reading. I can only hope the redshirt activity cools down and life as well as Muay Thai in Bangkok can resume their normal routines.