11 Jul '18, 8am

Coach Ek: The unlikely stateless hero of Thai cave drama

MAE SAI, Thailand: Schooled as a monk and now hailed a hero, football coach Ekkapol Chantawong is one of several stateless members of the "Wild Boars", a team whose survival after days trapped in a flooded Thai cave fixated a country that does not recognise them as citizens. Coach Ek, the 25-year-old who was among the last to emerge from the cave on Tuesday (Jul 10), has been lauded for keeping the young footballers - aged 11 to 16 - calm as starvation loomed in the dark. Advertisement He was the only adult with the boys when they entered the cave on Jun 23 until they were found nine days later by British divers on a muddy bank deep inside the cave complex. As he awaited his turn to undertake the dangerous exit from the Tham Luang complex, Thais on the outside celebrated him as a modest, devout and duty-bound member of the Mae Sai community. "From all the parents, please t...

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