SINGAPORE - The football captain of Singapore Armed Forces Sports Association (Safsa) was allegedly attacked after a sudden brawl broke out at a recent Football Association Cup 2016 (National Football League & Island Wide League Stage) match in Singapore.
According to a Facebook post dated Oct 2, Syafiq Siraj, who was not playing and watching from the sidelines as a spectator, claimed he was assaulted by the opposing team.
This post was later taken down since early Sunday afternoon (Oct 2).
He had also shared a video that shows a large group of men chasing after and surrounding someone in a grey shirt (Syafiq claims this is him) , which a bystander had recorded.
The video can be viewed here:
The dispute reportedly arose after one of the players from the opposing team was given a red card for hitting Syafiq's team-mate.
Syafiq wrote: "After the opponent team player named Masnashzreen Masturi was red carded for punching my team mate Fuad Ramli in the face, he suddenly chased me and his team-mates for WHATEVER REASON, decided to chase me as well."
Recounting the assault, Syafiq added: "I was running for my life. Trying to Get away from the scene but i was outnumbered as seen from the footage. I was on the floor. They were beating me on the floor.
"My mother came and shielded me and my team mate Faris Azienuddin shielded me also from the punches and kicks. I am blessed to have them. My mother and i was hurt while in the process. They hit my MOTHER for goodness sake."
Both Syafiq and his mother were allegedly sent to hospital and have made a police report.