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I don’t think it would have been seen at tokenism to start Mi Mi in this match. It isn’t as if she hasn’t started before or had significant game time this year. She also got player of the match one round so has been a valuable part of the team this year. To not put her on, in a game that effectively meant nothing is ridiculous and so disappointing.
What I’m really concerned about is how all of this publicity is affecting Mi Mi. The last thing we want is for her to walk away from the game because she feels the pressure is too much.