FAS gets tough on smoking

FAS gets tough on smoking: Footballers need to be in tip-top condition

While reaction to FAS move is varied, they agree it is meant to spruce up sport's image

Players are split on Football Association of Singapore's firm stance against smoking.
Players are split on Football Association of Singapore's firm stance against smoking.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

The Football Association of Singapore's (FAS') firm stance against smoking has drawn mixed reactions from players.

Some were in support of the "zero tolerance" approach, but others were not thrilled with the tough tactics, claiming that performances might even deteriorate as players suffer withdrawal symptoms.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 23, 2018, with the headline 'Players need to be in tip-top condition'. Subscribe