Making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights; overbearingly assuming; insolently proud: an arrogant public official. That is the defination that I found when I googled for the word arrogant.
And that is what B. Sathianathan was called by a high ranking FAM official and it received a royal rebuke from Sultan Ahmad Shah himself during the National Team Management Committee meeting held at Wisma FAM yesterday.
A little bird told me that Sathia was branded arrogant by this official and word has it that Tuanku Sultan came to know about it. And during the course of the meeting, Tuanku Sultan used the word in referring to what this official felt about Sathia.
Coming back to Sathianathan, he is indeed fortunate to have the backing of Tuanku , something that hockey coach Sarjit Singh did not have when Tengku Mahkota took over the helm at MHF.
Sathia should use this opportunity to prove his critics wrong, but do it by showing results on the field. Still Sathia needs to walk with his back against the wall as there are many corridors of power at Wisma FAM, and beyond it as well.
And as for the person who branded Sathia arrogant, perhaps the same official would like to check if he fits any of the below synonym as it as means arrogant, as what he called Sathia.
" aloof, assuming, audacious, autocratic, biggety, bossy, bragging, cavalier, cheeky, cocky, cold-shoulder, conceited, contemptuous, cool, disdainful, domineering, egotistic, haughty, high and mighty*, high-handed, imperious, insolent, know-it-all*, lordly, on an ego trip, overbearing, peremptory, pompous, presumptuous, pretentious, proud, puffed up, scornful, self-important, smarty, smug, sniffy, snippy, snooty, snotty, stuck up, supercilious, superior, swaggering, uppity*, vain, wise guy "