Most fans reject idea of fining S-League clubs: Yahoo! poll

The S-League plan to fine its bottom two clubs. (Photo courtesy of S-League)The S-League plan to fine its bottom two clubs. (Photo courtesy of S-League)

We asked our readers last week if they agree with S-League's proposal of fining its bottom two teams, and the result is a resounding no.

A total of 157 readers cast their votes in the week-long poll that ended XXX, and 77 per cent of them disagreed with the latest initiative by the S-League.

77% disagreed with S-League's proposal to fine its bottom two clubs77% disagreed with S-League's proposal to fine its bottom two clubs

If the proposal does materialise, the bottom two teams of the league will face a S$50,000 and S$30,000 fine, respectively.

"We hope these stiff penalties — not just a slap on the wrist — will inspire clubs to do well," S-League CEO Lim Chin had told TODAY XXX (last week?).

The latest initiative to boost crowd attendance and inject excitement has not only drawn flak from the local football fraternity, but the foreign press such as Reuters and UK's Daily Mail as well.

"If the clubs are doing well and manage to bring in the crowd then they would have been climbing up the tables with investments in better quality players," Yahoo! user Steven said. "The fines would crumple the clubs and soon there may be only a handful of clubs playing in the S-League."

Another user, Sam, added, "This is the most ridiculous idea I've heard in the recent years."