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‘Safe’ football

MIKE KING, [email protected]

‘Safe’ football

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Minister of Social Care Steven Blackett says tight security will once more be in place to ensure the annual David Thompson Memorial Constituency Councils Football Classic preserves its reputation of being free of violence.

The Classic kicks off in two weeks (September 17) at the Usain Bolt Complex and according to Blackett, there should be strong police presence at the tournament, which will feature 76 matches over the next three months with the final slated for December 10 at Kensington Oval.

“This tournament normally makes the difference as part of the out of season apparatus when it comes to football. There have been instances of violence in other tournaments but it has never been the case with the Thompson Classic and I am hoping that continues,” Blackett said at yesterday’s press briefing.

“The police is principally the body responsible for keeping law and order in Barbados and I would think without our prompting them for a football tournament of this magnitude, the police will do what they have to do,” he said.


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