Replies to Media ● Oct 22, 2018

FAS’ response to alleged NFL incident involving referee being punched


“At a National Football League (NFL) Division 1 Match between Gymkhana FC and Katong FC at Yishun Stadium on 21 October 2018, an alleged assault incident between a Gymkhana FC player and the match referee occurred.


“The police were notified, and arrived at the venue shortly to take statements from relevant parties and witnesses, including club officials and match officials.


“The FAS takes a very serious view on any behaviour that taints the sport, and brings it into disrepute. The FAS will take strong action against the perpetrators, and protect our match officials from any form of abuse, let alone assault. We have offered support to the referee, following the Sunday incident with disciplinary process underway.


“As the matter is under investigation, we are unable to make any further comments.


“We thank you for your understanding.”


– Mr Yazeen Buhari, General Secretary