By Justin Ong
Singapore has been identified as the epicentre of a sprawling worldwide football betting ring.
With operations implicating hundreds of matches across the globe and the crime syndicate’s link to Singapore, what do local football fans make of it all?
Some of those Yahoo! Singapore spoke to expressed their dismay at the revelations.
“What bothers me is that these far-reaching ill-effects, on something I love, originated so close to home,” said Zacharoy Dass, 25.
Yusuf Abdol Hamid bemoaned the potential consequences for the viewing of the sport.
“If there is match-fixing involved, it removes the drama and tension in football, because fans will now be suspicious of every dubious call by match officials, or a ridiculous player mistake, that ends up costing the game.”
He admitted that he will find it “hard to trust match results from now on.”
S-League follower Azmi Suhaimi, 27, was surprised at the syndicate’s ability to evade Singapore’s stringent laws. But his main worry liesRead More »from Singapore football fans dismayed over match-fixing scandal