Match at 3-3 after 90 minutes of play. Emcee wishes everyone goodnight. But there’s a problem.
Tampines Rovers were booted out of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League preliminary round qualifier at the Jalan Besar Stadium on 15 January after going down 5-3 at the end of extra time.
However it was not the result which was the talking point of the match.
With the match tied at 3-3, the referee blew for the end of regulation time with the tie to be settled through extra-time.
However, instead of having fans stay glued to their seats, the announcer then thanked fans and wished them a good night.
Journalist Deepanraj Ganesan tweeted about the incident and said this was Singapore football in a nutshell.
“@TheAFCCL qualifier between Bali and Tampines ends 3-3 at full-time and announcer says “thank you for coming and goodnight” to the crowd,” he said in a tweet from the match.
Blogger Ko Po Hui who managed the Bolasepako blog also put out a tweet.
STRANGE ENOUGH …
Why this @FOXSportsAsia piece didn't mention the blooper by the match emcee last night when it seems, as told, people were heading out of JBS after full-time whistle was blown and not aware of the extra time?#ACL2020 #sgfootball https://t.co/eqQcOuWw2O
— BoLASEPaKO.com ⚽🏃💨🇸🇬 (@bolasepako) January 15, 2020
As they saying goes. There’s never a dull day in Singapore football.
Photo: Tampines Rovers