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The New Paper
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Player leaves club to sort out marriage problems
by Arul John

MAX, the foreign football player who allegedly cheated on and assaulted his wife, is no longer playing for his club. He played his last game for the club on Friday, and has been replaced by another player.

A Ministry of Manpower spokesman said Max’s S pass renewal application was not approved.

On 7 Feb, The New Paper on Sunday reported allegations by Max’s wife, Madam Jane (not her real name) about how he had cheated on her and assaulted her not long after their marriage last year.

We are not naming the player or his club for legal reasons.

The club’s general manager told The New Paper: “Max met with the club on Monday and told us that he had some domestic issues regarding his marriage, and wanted some time to sort things out.

“So with the agreement of himself and the club,wede-registered him.” He said Max would leave Singapore early Sunday morning.


Last week, Madam Jane, 40, claimed that since their marriage on 14 Mar last year, her husband had met with and had Internet chats with other women.

She alleged that he assaulted her and that his team mate also attacked her once.

Madam Jane, who works with a multi-national company, said she filed police reports. Police spokesman William Goh said their investigations are ongoing.

Madam Jane has filed for a judicial separation – a three-year period usually ordered by courts here before a couple decides to file for divorce.

She said: “When I learnt that he is leaving Singapore, I felt that he deserved what he got for what he did to me. I wish him bon voyage for his trip home.”

She claimed she is not asking for any alimony or maintenance payment from Max. The New Paper was unable to contact him yesterday.

This article was first published in The New Paper.

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