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Thai footballer was banned for three years for brutal Muay Thai elbow attack on opponent

Former Bangkok FC player Aitsaret Noichaiboon was once banned for three years after assaulting North Bangkok University FC’s Supasan Ruangsuphanimit.

In March 2022, Bangkok FC terminated the contract of Noichaiboon after he viciously elbowed Ruangsuphanimit during a third-tier match in Thailand, with the player subsequently needing 24 stitches and further hospital treatment.

After being clipped on the leg by Ruangsuphanimit in the closing stages of the game, Noichaiboon reacted angrily and slammed his elbow into his opponent’s face. The incident can be seen below.

Noichaiboon was immediately sent off by the referee, as players from the opposing side attempted to confront him.

Within an hour of the incident, the 29-year-old was sacked by his club and handed a three-year ban.

He apologised to his opponent three days later when the pair met at a Football Association hearing, fined by the police and told any further offending within a two-year period will result in a prison sentence.

Bangkok FC released a statement after the match confirming Noichaiboon had been sacked by the club.

“Bangkok FC would like to [take a] stand and not support the action,” the statement read.

“The club has cancelled the contract of the player.

“The club would like to express our condolences for the incident and will do everything possible to stop this happening again.”

North Bangkok University FC also released a statement providing an update on Ruangsuphanimit’s condition.

“[He] has undergone a physical examination at Bangpakok-Rangsit 2 Hospital after player No 6 of the Bangkok FC club intentionally attacked his face,” the statement read.

“After seeing a doctor [they] found that the upper lip area has a severe wound. The doctor therefore sewed a total of 24 stitches to cover the wound.

“The club will provide care and responsibility.”



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