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Anti-violence push

EZRA STUART, ezrastuart@nationnews.com

Added 04 December 2019


President of the Barbados Football Association Randy Harris. (FILE)

The Barbados Football Association (BFA) is so concerned about violence in society that last Sunday’s Capelli Super Cup final between Weymouth Wales and Ellerton was entitled Final Against Violence.

President Randy Harris told NATION SPORT yesterday that the association used the platform of the climax of the inaugural out-of-season tournament at the Wildey Turf to highlight its campaign.

“It is time to stop the violence against each other. We had a big final and we knew there would be some attention towards it. 
“We thought we should try to do something to bring awareness to what is going on, especially in this time when as a people we should be really supporting each other rather than be looking to destroy each other,” he said.

The long-serving football administrator said the BFA has adopted a zero-tolerance approach to violence in football and in general, with the launch of its Stop The Violence campaign in 2017, warning players, officials, clubs and supporters that they could face disciplinary sanctions, including expulsion from the BFA for serious offences.(EZS) 

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Instead of an announcement via the Throne Speech, should Barbadians decide via referendum whether the country becomes a republic?