A quick tweet from Lee Chong Wei’s official twitter account @Lee_C_Wei saw the Malaysian badminton ace apologize for his defeat by tweeting ‘

However, social media users on Twitter were quick to reply to Chong Wei by stating that he shouldn’t apologize for giving his all, and that they are proud of what he has done for the country.

Meanwhile, #ThankYouLeeChongWei and Lee Chong Wei broke the world top 10 trending topics on Twitter with Lin Dan’s name no where to be seen.

National sentiments among Malaysians are indeed riding high with twitter user @marissaedwin twitting “You’ve united all Malaysians tonight to support you & not everyone do that! You have our respect still!” while @sellyanabibi tweeted “u are our hero tonite…we one malaysia proud of u..with ur spirit and courage u bring us one..thanks:-)” Another twitter user @jingmun96 said “#Thankyouchongwei for bringing 2million people together once again. You made us proud. For once I feel proud as a Malaysian.”