The main ‘voice’ and personality of the commentary of the Singapore Premier League (SPL) matches this season – Patrick Kinghorn – has parted ways with 1 Play Sports, the broadcast vendor for the Football Association of Singapore for the local league.
TMSG understands that Kinghorn left 1 Play Sports early this month.
In response to a query through his Facebook account, Kinghorn confirmed his departure from the broadcast service provider.
He said, “I can only confirm that 1 Play Sports unfortunately informed me they couldn’t afford to pay me and put me on a notice period that ended on June 30.
I can only confirm that 1 Play Sports unfortunately informed me they couldn’t afford to pay me and put me on a notice period that ended on June 30.Patrick Kinghorn
“It is obviously disappointing as I am and will continue to be extremely passionate about the SPL and the plans for it’s future.
“I wish all the team at 1 Play Sports every success for the future.”
He recently posted a photo of himself and newly appointed Lion City Sailors coach Kim Do-hoon, after a video interview with the Korean.
The footage, however, was used on the Lion City Sailors Facebook page and another Facebook page which posts about Korean football and not on the 1 Play Sports Facebook page.
Kinghorn’s last video while still working with 1 Play Sports was posted almost a month ago on 14 June which was an interview with Lion City Sailors’ midfielder Hariss Harun.
A member of the team who works closely with Kinghorn said the Englishman’s high-octane levels during commentary virtually brought the matches to life.
“His commentary tone helped to lift the game, and he enjoyed what he did,” he said.
Photo: Pat Kinghorn Twitter