06 Jun '11, 7am

Football: 'Footbrawls' are nothing new, says Fandi

Football: 'Footbrawls' are nothing new, says Fandi

SINGAPORE: Singapore football is in a bit of a rut. Average attendance in the S-League dwindled to around 1,400 last season. There is no more Kallang Roar to celebrate excellent football, no more Kallang Wave to encourage a disheartened national team or even a National Stadium to do all that in, since it was demolished last year. Instead, 'footbrawls' such as the recent one that broke out between S-League teams Hougang FC and Etoile FC, have sent shockwaves throughout the Singapore football community. However, former national team captain Fandi Ahmad, who returned to Singapore earlier this year after a four-year coaching stint in Indonesia, to start his football academy, said incidents like that are nothing out of the ordinary. "It ('footbrawls') is normal. It happens all over the world. Football is an emotional game [and] a very physical game. It happens everywhere. "For ...

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