By The Star
Asia News Network
The Youth and Sports Minister has since removed the post from both his Twitter and Instagram accounts.
The photo showed the 25-year-old, who became the youngest ever minister in the country, immersed in cold water therapy after a friendly football match that was held in conjunction with Hari Sukan Negara 2018 on Saturday (Oct 13).
Syed Saddiq, on his Twitter account, had exposed his well-defined abs to his 613,000 followers by posting a picture of himself soaking in ice water in a bathtub.
“After scoring the golden goal, (I) immediately soaked myself in ice. Good game @dugongallstars,” he tweeted.
Some Malaysians, however, described the post as unbecoming of a minister.
Syed Saddiq's Choice team had played against Dugong Allstars, a team made up of local celebrities, on Saturday afternoon.
His team won the match 4-3, with the minister scoring the decisive goal. It is common practice among athletes to soak themselves in ice water after training or after a competition. The therapy is said to provide relief for muscle pain and soreness.