Now the TWIF has recognized that the second match should have gone to Taiwan.
After recognizing the mistake, the TWIF has decided to amend the match's result.
The following day on March 11, the Taiwanese Tug of War Association filed an official complaint with TWIF.
In the days following a huge public outcry occurred online, with many angry netizens contacting the TWIF and asking them to recognize what was clearly a poor call by the referee, and a poorly handled response from the officiating judges.
One netizen, Yasu Zheng, angered by the situation and the TWIF's refusal to address the misjudgment, made the following video to alert people to the poor judgement of the TWIF officials.
Online netizens are sending letters of complaint to the TWIF, asking them to at least own up to their mistake.