FAS have since suspended Siglap CSC and Bishan Parx FC from the competition and the matter is now believed to be under police investigationGoal understands that a National Football League (NFL) match between Siglap CSC and Bishan Parx FC on Saturday June 7, ended in a free-for-all.
Eyewitnesses confirm that a brawl broke out between both groups of players following conclusion of the match held at Jurong West Stadium. Siglap edged Bishan 3-2 to win the tie and a fight broke out soon after, resulting in a number of players needing medical attention.
The Singapore Police Force were called to the scene and are believed to have begun investigation into the matter.
Both Siglap and Bishan Parx play in the NFL Division Two and were mentioned in our report last week on the administrative woes plaguing the competition, including an incident involving a missing match official.
The report came on the back of another incident also involving the NFL, when a match was scheduled at the same venue and time as a Women's Premier League fixture.
FAS confirmed that an investigation was underway for the case involving a double-booked venue.
In a media statement to Goal's query regarding the brawl on June 7, FAS confirmed that both Siglap and Bishan Parx have been suspended from the league following the altercation.
“The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is aware of the altercation that took place at the end of the National Football League (NFL) Division Two match between Bishan Barx FC and Siglap CSC held on 7 June," read the statement. "The FAS takes a serious view of the incident and are investigating the case."
“Both teams have been suspended from the NFL with immediate effect until investigations are concluded.
“FAS wishes to reiterate that misconduct and violence have no place on a football pitch. We will not hesitate to take severe disciplinary actions, including expulsion from the NFL, against the errant parties involved in the incident.”