BFA launches investigation into football match violence – The Royal Gazette

Created: Dec 21, 2018 2021 07:59 AM

The Bermuda Football Association has opened an investigation into an act of violence that marred the Premier League match between hosts Boulevard and Ireland Rangers at Goose Gosling Field on December 15.

It is understood that the Ireland Rangers team bus was attacked after the match ended in a goalless draw.

Members of the visiting team who were not on the bus were also reportedly escorted out of the scene in another vehicle driven by a member of the opposing team to ensure their safety.

The BFA confirmed that the matter was under investigation.

“The Association is aware of this incident and the investigation is currently underway to determine the facts of the case,” said Ajani Tucker, spokesperson for the association. The Royal Gazetteyou.

A police spokesperson confirmed that the incident had not been reported.

“There does not appear to be any trace of a report regarding such an incident,” he said.

This is the second time that a team bus has been attacked on a club pitch in five years.

In October 2016, an unidentified Dandy Town player suffered cuts to his legs when the rear window of the team bus was smashed by what was believed to have been a brick thrown among a small group of young people in the Somerset Cricket parking lot Club. .

The disruption at Goose Gosling Field last week came just three days before St George’s and Bermuda midfielder Osagi Bascome was fatally stabbed in an altercation outside the Fun Zone in St David’s on Saturday .

Several presidents of sports clubs on the island stressed that greater community involvement is needed to tackle violence and anti-social behavior on the island during a roundtable at CedarBridge Academy in March 2017.

Alfred Maybury, the former Somerset Cricket Club chairman, said the problems clubs face reflect what is happening in the community at large and clubs cannot solve them on their own.

The objective of the round table was to serve as a springboard for a community solution to fight against the violence associated with sports clubs on the island.

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