Pokémon Go was released a few days ago in countries like the United States and Australia but wannabe trainers in Singapore have been left high and dry, since the app hasn’t be released there yet.
Sonny Truyen, an Australian working in Singapore, was so incensed that he couldn’t go out to catch a Pokémon that he let rip a few choice words about the country on Facebook over the weekend.
According to a screen grab of a comment he made, Truyen said: “You can’t f**king catch Pokémon in this piece of f**king sh*t country.”
He then got into an argument with a Singaporean named Adelene Kong who notes that she’s had friends who have reported him for making incendiary comments, although she didn’t state who the report was lodged with.
Mothership reports that users quickly launched a witch hunt, and found out that Truyen had just started working at a local property site 99.co as the vice president of digital marketing. A number of them started leaving complaints on 99.co’s Facebook page.
On Sunday evening, 99.co’s CEO, Darius Cheung, posted an apology on the company’s blog. He said:
Sonny, an SEO specialist, started consulting with us last monday, he has been a consultant with us for about a week when this incident happened
We are a proud Singaporean company and we do not condone such language or behaviour, we have terminated his engagement with us immediately, as soon as the incident came to our attention
Truyen has suspended all of his social media accounts. And all of this happen just one (sun)day.