No wonder Lions lost
ON THE day of what was arguably one of the most important matches in Singapore's football history, two players overslept and were late boarding the team bus.
Also, at half-time, with Singapore trailing 0-1 to Jordan in the Asian Cup qualifying decider, a couple of players were smoking in the dressing room.
After a 1-2 defeat that bundled them out of the competition - the Lions needed only a draw against Jordan to secure passage to the finals of the tournament for the first time - some of the players' attitude has been called into question. Their shocking behaviour was confirmed to The Straits Times by coach Raddy Avramovic, who will submit a report to the Football Association of Singapore (FAS).
The Lions should count themselves lucky that their boss is not Mr Ong Ah Heng (Nee Soon Central MP), else they could be swiftly replaced by foreign players who are more hardworking and not a burden to us.
In fact, it is surprising that there are still so many Singaporeans in the Lions team, when the local foreign table tennis team has proven a successful shortcut to the Olympics. Perhaps in order to get Singapore nearer to the World Cup, we could start handing out pink ICs to the Japanese in Albirex Niigata Singapore FC and French in Etoile FC? After all, these foreign players are already playing in the S.League.