Bangkok player is sacked after attacking an opponent with a sickening Muay Thai elbow in the final minutes of a third division game, leaving him needing 24 stitches in hospital
- Aitsaret Noichaiboon lost his temper as Supasan Ruangsuphanimit tripped him
- Noichaiboon chased his opponent down and hit him in the face with his elbow
- Ruangsuphanimit’s club said he needed 24 stitches in hospital treatment
A Thai footballer has been sacked by his club in Bangkok after hitting an opponent with a sickening Muay-Thai elbow.
Aitsaret Noichaiboon was caught on camera attacking North Bangkok University’s Supasan Ruangsuphanimit in the fifth minute of stoppage time in a third division match.
Ruangsuphanimit cheekily clipped the heels of Noichaiboon as he chased after the ball when it had gone out for a throw-in.
Aitsaret Noichaiboon (left) was sacked after attacking Supasan Ruangsuphanimit and hitting him with a brutal Muay Thai elbow
Noichaiboon attacked Ruangsuphanimit in stoppage time in their third division match
But Noichaiboon got red mist and turned and chased after his opponent before hitting him in the face.
He was immediately sent off by the referee and Ruangsuphanimit needed 24 stitches in hospital.
Noichaiboon has since been sacked by Bangkok, who said in a statement: ‘Bangkok FC would like to take a stand and not support the action.
‘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.’
Ruangsuphanimit tripped Noichaiboon (bottom right) before the incident occurred
As for Ruangsuphanimit, his team said: ‘He has undergone a physical examination at Bangpakok-Rangsit 2 Hospital after player No 6 of the Bangkok FC club intentionally attacked his face.
‘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.’