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Police called in to Serangoon Stadium after fight breaks out in stands during FAS Island Wide League match.

Sep 18, 2023 ,

A scuffle in the stands at the Serangoon Stadium on 16 September after a Football Association of Singapore Island Wide League match gave cause for the police to be called in calm the storm and cool the hot heads.


In the match, Marsiling Causeway Bay FC (MCBFC) were up against East Coast United FC (ECUFC) and the match ended with the eastern club running out 3-1 winners.

But the drama was actually taking place outside of the field of play.


A 42-second clip is currently circulating in various Whatsapp chatgroups, with the video being “forwarded many times”.

A man, who appeared to be in his thirties and who was in a white t-shirt and black slacks, is seen trying to hit and kick another man who was in the stands.

He was also seen being restrained by at least eight players who were still in their match jerseys, believed to the colours of MCBFC.

In the 35th second mark of the video, the same alleged perpetrator is seen trying to push this way through another set of players as he tries to make a beeline for the same individual he was trying to hit seconds earlier.

It is not known what the quarrel was about but in the video, cries of “Malu” (Malay for embarrassing) are clearly audible.


A good samaritan who was carrying a baby, was also seen trying to stop the fight.

He was first seen standing with his toddler, while the scuffle ensued.

As things got worse, he is seen passing his baby to a woman, and he promptly went back to the heat of the action, and is seen holding on to a player, in an obvious attempt to diffuse the situation.

There was also another man in the video who just sat still and was living in the moment, obviously aware that he should not interfere in what was not his business.


The latest piece of drama in the Island Wide League comes just days after the competition made the news for all the wrong reasons.

In the earlier incident, Simei United cried foul after Bedok South Avenue was allowed to register an ineligible player, who played in the match between the two sides.

The FAS threw out Simei United’s appeal based on a technicality.

In 2022, Simei United had to file a police report after one of its players was allegedly attacked with a weapon at the Bedok Stadium.

In 2016, there was a mass brawl in the match between Singapore Armed Forces Sports Association and Balestier United Recreation Club.


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