Norwich Striker Teemu Pukki Trends On Weekly Basis In Malaysia Because Of X-Rated Surname
The emergence of Norwich striker Teemu Pukki has been one of the stand out moments of the season thus far.
The 29-year-old, who is currently the Premier League's second top scorer with five goals, has actually become a weekly trend in Southeast Asia of late.
But it isn't because of his impressive goalscoring form for the newly promoted side.
Pukki is actually a slang word for "c**t" in Malaysia, a fact that constantly gives TV networks a headache, according to former player turned journalist Stan Collymore.
The former Liverpool striker works for sports channel Stadium Astro in Kuala Lumpur and in a recent board meeting, he was told about Pukki's unfortunate surname.
In a recent post on Twitter, he detailed the conversation with TV bosses:
"So, I'm in Kuala Lumpur having a production meeting with the team. 'Stan, you know about the Pukki situation in Malaysia?
"No, what is it?"
"Err, Pukki trends weekly now on Malaysia....'
"It means c*** in Malay slang.''
Pukki has certainly proved his doubters wrong in the opening games of the season and if he carries on this incredible run of form, the Finland international will likely be a regular trend in Malaysia.
But for reasons other than his unfortunate x-rated surname.
"I wondered why so many people looked at my Norwich shirt funny when I went on holiday there..." said Twitter user Shane McGeary.
Yes, I can confirmed that. It means the same here in Singapore.
- Ben Lee (@Ben2409) August 23, 2019
My wife informs me that Pukki means "little fart" in Hungarian.
- politic1983 (@politic1983) August 23, 2019
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