Vice Presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. has taken a break off his busy campaign schedule to watch the Azkals with his two sons as the team faced off against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) national football team in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup UAE Qualifiers last night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
The Philippines national football team pulled an upset win over the North Koreans 3-2 after a back-and-forth affair which saw both sides scoring dramatic goals.
It was a family affair as Bongbong brought along his two sons Joseph Simon, 19, and William Vincent, 18, to see up close and personal the spectacular win of the Philippines’ finest footballers.
For Bongbong Marcos and family, being fans of the sport, it was more about supporting their countrymen than anything else.
“The Azkals played with much heart and passion which Filipinos are known the world over,” Bongbong said.
“Win or lose, we will always be proud of the Azkals. But tonight was their night. I’m just glad to bear witness to this spectacular victory with my boys,” he added.
Bongbong and his boys were among the 7351st in attendance, most of whom were die-hard football fans and proud Filipinos alike.
At the end of the game, Bongbong was presented with a number 10 Azkals jersey by the Azkals’ team manager Dan Palami.