Thai badminton chief Charoen Wattanasin said yesterday Bodin Issara could not play for any other country if he faces a life ban by the World Badminton Federation (WBF).
Bodin and Maneepong Jongjit had an on-court fist fight during the men's doubles final at the Canada Open on Sunday.
Bodin and his partner Pakkawat Vilailak were disqualified after the fight with the title awarded to Maneepong and Nipitphon Puangpuapech, who won the first set 21-12.
Charoen has said the fact that the umpire disqualified Bodin's pair was initial proof that he was to blame for the incident, and that he, or both, could face a life ban.
His comment upset Bodin's club, Granular, whose boss Jane Piyathat was quoted as saying that Bodin was bullied by Thai officials.
Jane said he might push for Bodin to play for another country if he is banned for life.
Charoen said yesterday he had never tried to bully anyone and that his comment was based on the WBF regulations.
"Bodin would not be able to play for any country if he is banned," he said.
"I am willing to help him. He could become a coach."
Some Thai players have been allowed to switch allegiance to another country because they are not banned, Charoen said.
The duo arrived in Bangkok from Canada last night and the Badminton Association of Thailand will consider the matter on Saturday.