Fans at World Cup screenings well-behaved

Fans at World Cup screenings well-behaved

The World Cup is in full swing.

But a quick check with places screening live matches has revealed that football fans here have been well behaved.

Ms Adlina Jaffar, head of the Corporate and Marketing Communications Division of the People's Association, said: "Residents watching the match have been very considerate and cooperative during the screenings.

A total of 57 Community Centres islandwide have been screening World Cup matches live for residents.

"There was even a boy who would help our volunteers clean up after matches at Fengshan Community Centre," Ms Adlina added.

And even if any incident should occur, they have ways to intervene to ensure everyone's viewing pleasure.


Ms Lee Siow Hwee, who is in charge of the screenings at Jurong Green Community Club, said: "We have volunteers who are trained Citizens-On-Patrol members, as well as security guards on standby during the screenings in case of any such incidents."

The Hollandse Club, which has also opened its doors to the public to watch the World Cup, has also employed additional security staff to maintain order.

General manager Elmer Van Loon said: "We have extra security on hand to prevent people from getting overexcited. But they are only required to direct traffic so far."

Beer Market, a bar in Clarke Quay which is screening all the World Cup matches, said that staff is on hand to control the situation should anything happen.

Bar supervisor Albert Choo said: "Our staff will assess the situation and will pull them aside or remove them from our premises if necessary."

This article was first published on July 2, 2014.
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