Be a good sport: FAS


SINGAPORE - We thank reader Ishwar Mahtani for his letter, "Avoid vulgar chants" (The New Paper, June 29).

The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) appreciates the support of all fans and stakeholders, who have been an integral part of the continued success of Singapore football in recent years.

During the past 18 months, the fans' support for the LionsXII has played an instrumental role in the team clinching the Malaysian Super League 2013 title on Tuesday.

Our players, officials and staff are encouraged by the full-house turnouts at several matches this season and we hope our fans will continue to support our team.

As a forward-looking organisation, we are always seeking ways to enhance the match-day experience for our fans.

At the same time, we agree with Mr Mahtani that fans should display high standards of sportsmanship and respect for each other - regardless of the result or decision of the match officials.

We would like to thank our stakeholders, including fans, for their support for local football in recent years. While we are encouraged by the progress and recognition of our programmes, there remains much hard work ahead. We will continue to remain focused and strive towards our goals.

We would like to call upon all stakeholders, including corporations, to work with us to further raise the standards of football in Singapore and bring sports and football to greater heights.

Asya Kirin

Executive Corporate Affairs Department

Football Association of Singapore

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