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Netizens feel President Halimah’s “awkwardness” during swim cheer has to do with her being surrounded by speedo-clad men during Ramadan

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Netizens have opined that President Halimah Yacob appeared “awkward” and “uneasy” as she was enveloped in a circle by national swimmers who treated her to a swim cheer, earlier this week. The President had been visiting Team Singapore athletes from swimming at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on Tuesday as they were training for the Aug 18-Sept 2 Asian Games, when this happened:

https://www.facebook.com/TODAYsports/videos/1904434816287083/

Several social media users pointed out that the President appeared “awkward” during the cheer and postulated that she could have felt discomfitted since she was surrounded by speeco-clad men during Ramadan. These netizens urged the organisers of the visit to be more sensitive in the future:

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Others opined that this is simply regular swim attire and that the President appeared amused, not uneasy:

Still others responded cheekily to the video and shared jokes about the situation:

One Facebook group, EMONIGHTSG, even created a rather hilarious remix of the video, setting the swim cheer to American rock song ‘The Downfall of Us All’ by A Day to Remember:

https://www.facebook.com/EMONIGHTSG/videos/501279923621380/

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