Bangkok football player sacked after elbow strike to opponent

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A Bangkok Football Club player was sacked after he left his opponent needing 24 stitches after an elbow strike to the face, knocking him to the ground during a Thai League 3 match on Sunday afternoon. The referee sent Aitesaret Noichaiboon off immediately and the club proceeded to terminate his contract.

Bangkok FC were losing 3-0 against North Bangkok University FC when Supasan Ruangsuphanimit caught Aitesaret’s heels in the fourth minute of added time. Aitesaret ran up to his opponent and brutally elbowed him in the face. Supasan dropped to the floor and went to hospital to get a total of 24 stitches on his upper lip.

Bangkok FC issued a statement on via their Facebook page…

“Bangkok FC would like to express that we do not support unkind actions of any kind in sport, including violence on the football pitch.

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We have terminated Aitesaret Noichaiboon’s contract due to his wrongdoings toward a fellow sportsman with immediate effect.

We would like to express our condolences to the injured player for the incident and we will take all action to prevent this from happening again”.


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