• Sun. Dec 10th, 2023

There should be no place in football for Yasir Hanapi after what he did to Geylang’s Joshua Pereira.

Nov 6, 2023 ,

Netizens are calling for firm action to be taken against Tampines Rovers skipper Yasir Hanapi after his Singapore Cup antics on 4 November.

For a recap of what happened, please watch video here.


Theres no place for this type of thuggish behaviour in football. #football #sgfootball

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In the Singapore Cup group A match against Geylang International at Our Tampines Hub, the former international was given his marching orders midway through the second half after a VAR review.

Referee Jansen Foo sent Yasir off for an early shower after he kneed Geylang International’s Joshua Pereira on his back before stepping on his chest with his right boot as both landed.

The referee had to be alerted to the incident by the VAR assistants, and Foo then made the right call by dismissing the 34-year-old former international.

Match commentator Shasi Kumar’s tweet after the match was clear as day over his thoughts following the incident.

Fans and followers of TMSG also took to our social media platforms to share their thoughts over the reckless incident.

Geylang International posted a photo of Pereira after the match, as he paid tribute to the fans despite the Eagles’ 3-1 loss in the Cup match.


Yasir’s action on the pitch is unacceptable, unbecoming and he should be punished to send the right signal to the rest of the league.

His track record on the field of play over the years is enough to illustrate his unsavoury behaviour.

Tampines Rovers themselves are also to blame for continuing to condone his behaviour.

The book needs to be thrown at him so others will not think that this is acceptable behaviour in Singapore football.


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