Infamous Singapore marathoner Soh Rui Yong was previously ordered to pay about $180k of damages in total to Ashley Liew in the defamation case that he lost.
Soh then took to Facebook to challenge Liew after paying the money, telling him to donate his $180k in damages to Singapore sports.
Here is what he said
|An Open Challenge to Ashley Liew: Prove your sportsmanship by donating your $180,000 in damages to Singapore sports|
A total of ~$320,000 has been paid to Ashley Liew for his “loss of reputation”, “hurt, distress and embarrassment”, and legal fees. I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has believed in me, supported my case and contributed to the crowdfunding for this sum of money.
With the full sum of ~$320,000 ($180,000 damages + $140,000 legal costs) now paid, I now issue this open challenge to Ashley Liew – prove how much sportsmanship you really have.
A lot of the money I have transferred to you are donations from the public. Give back to Singapore, and Singapore sports.
Use the entire $180,000 in damages for your “loss of reputation” and “hurt, distress and embarrassment” to set up a fund or a scholarship that benefits the athletes of Singapore.
Doing a good deed like this will provide everyone with a nice closure to move on from this unfortunate episode.
Whatever you choose to do, I wish you all the best for the future.
Images source: Soh Rui Yong Facebook and runsohfast.com