Fans petition FAS president to step down
The fallout from Singapore's Suzuki Cup exit continues.
Disgruntled Singapore fans have started a petition and set up a Facebook page asking Football Association of Singapore (FAS) president Zainudin Nordin to quit.
The online petition reads (sic): "We believe Mr Zainuddin's administration for the sport in Singapore has resulted to such a debacle and he should take some responsibility for the failure as well. We believe he is not up to the task as a top administrator for the number 1 sport in Singapore.
"We need a better football administrator who is fully dedicated to develop football, with vast football knowledge and experience and to bring Singapore to a brand new chapter of greater heights at a bigger stage out of Southeast Asia.
"And thus, we request Mr Zainuddin to step down as president of FAS for the sake of Singapore football."
The Facebook page, which was set up on Tuesday (Dec 2), also called for S.League chief executive Lim Chin to step down in the wake of several recent decisions including the withdrawal of Tanjong Pagar United and the mooted merger of well-supported Woodlands Wellington and Hougang United for the upcoming 2015 season.
The developments, as well as the aborted plan to introduce age restrictions on clubs, have caused an uproar in the local football fraternity.
A post on the Facebook page indicates that the campaign hopes to achieve 8,000 likes and 8,000 signatures to make it known how unhappy local football fans are.
As of 11pm on Dec 3, the petition page has received 209 different signatures while 502 users have liked the Facebook page.