"These suckers. I'd just have to shed a few tears as icing and all will be forgotten", he'd say.
Consider the punishment:
- $20,000 fine - can easily be paid off with the salary he'd earn at his new club
- Banned from national soccer games - greatest loser: Singapore, for not being able to use his services (after giving him citizenship so easily). Greatest beneficiary: Woodlands Wellington, his new club, which will enjoy uninterrupted services from their new signing.
- US$20,000 debt re-paid for him - hey, somebody actually sponsored his delinquency
- Docked $2,000 for 10 months = $20,000 total - "Hey thanks, Woodlands Wellington, for subsidising my debt to Persijia. Too bad the US$ is only 1.62 to S$ now. Next time I sign on for another foreign club, I'd remember to ask for more sign on fee", I imagine he'd say.
Further, by limiting his contract period, Agu plans to get out of this mess EARLIER rather than later if he had signed on for 2 years.
"This is a great country for football. I'd get some of my buddies in my country to come over asap", I hear him snigger.
Something is wrong with the people who administer Singapore football.
Compare this to National Coach Avramovic's action: he kicks two good players off his team for breaking curfew one lousy night...
There is a smell of favouritism in the air...