Repugnant Incident Of Unsportsmanlike Conduct

September 15, 2015

“What was to be a family and community event, has instead been marred by a repugnant incident of violence, lawlessness and unsportsmanlike conduct,” Shadow Sports Minister Michael Weeks said following the altercation at the Champion of Champions cricket match.

“Our community has an obligation to not only demand better from our youth and our athletes, but we must also do all we can to set the right example, mentor and guide all those whom we have under our influence,” Mr Weeks added.

“We condemn this act without reservation and support the Bermuda Police Service, the Bermuda Cricket Board of Control as well as the Willow Cuts and Cleveland County Clubs as they seek to end this irrational behavior on our sporting grounds and community.”

Following the incident, the Bermuda Cricket Board said, “The BCB is gravely disappointed by the distasteful altercation during the Champion of Champions Final yesterday which marred an otherwise successful return to this historic competition.

“The BCB expects that the match reports from the umpires and match officials, corroborated by BCB Executive members at the game, will be received shortly, in addition to the video evidence already available, to enable the Disciplinary Committee to meet on Thursday September 17th.”

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  1. Barbara Cooper says:

    – ‘throw the book’ at he pertetrators, fine them, and expel them from playing the game – for life.

  2. In quoting Shadow Sports Minister Michael Weeks: “Our community has an obligation to not only demand better from our youth and our athletes, but we must also do all we can to set the right example, mentor and guide all those whom we have under our influence.” What more can anyone say or add?

    • hmmm says:

      If you read weeks quotes again, it is almost like he didn’t see the video. He says Act, there were acts !!!

      • cs says:

        You have misinterpreted what Mr. Weeks said…’act’ refers to the act of violence therefore meant all the bad behavior related to the incident.

  3. Huh says:

    Wow, PLP telling cricketers “stop acting like us!!”

    • Eagle's eye says:

      That’s deep but true. The same example these cricketers see in the house is being replayed on the pitch.

  4. Martin says:

    Has there been any public apologies issued by the individuals involved in this nasty incident. Real men would apologise for their mistakes.

    • Dockyard Lackey says:

      Real MEN would not behave like that, so don’t expect an apology.

    • Eagle's eye says:

      Hmmmm, any real men in the house? Or in the opposition party?

  5. Rmeenswell says:

    Gentlemen gentlemen, you have tarnished the sport by your actions. This is behavior of hoodlums not cricket players as we know them. You have shamed the sport and now you should pay for your stupidity.

  6. Joonya says:

    This is exactly why our youth carry on the way they do!

  7. questioning mind says:

    “Our community has an obligation to not only demand better from our youth and our athletes, but we must also do all we can to set the right example, mentor and guide all those whom we have under our influence,” Mr Weeks added.

    Well maybe he could ask Marc ‘ten cents a lick’ Bean to help set that example .. ?

  8. Legalgal says:

    Has anyone been charged yet? At least 2 GBH/attempted assaults visible.

  9. serengeti says:

    “…we must also do all we can to set the right example, mentor and guide all those whom we have under our influence.”

    This is Michael Weeks telling us this?

    He must think we have short memories.

  10. White black boy says:

    Only a fool would speak easy in regards to this type of behavior that is affecting the islands and it people in certain segments of Bermuda …….This kind of behavior has been around in sports for quite a few years at least 10 or 12 where the threat of violence is used against the opposition and the officials without a second thought ……… soft words and gentle pats on the head will not fix this problem only a strong firm approach will yield the necessary changes

    • Eagle's eye says:

      Eagle’s eye says,he’s seen this behavior many times over the last x amount of years. The softer the approach they take, the more the behavior grows.

  11. Spit Bouy says:

    Que pastors etc being trotted out to defend the ‘young men’ as being good young men who made a mistake. SMDH. And that is part of the problem, defending the indefensible.

    Another is the belief that the clubs/teams need these players. No, they don’t. these guys wouldn’t be in these teams if we had clubs, captains and coaches who didn’t accept that sort of behaviour. Sadly the BCB are helping to set these guys up to fail by not dealing with them early and often or banning them period. These incidents and the lack of real punishment & sincerity from the players to get their act together is killing the game.

    Sadly this is one of the many reasons our national sports have more feral cats watching than spectators.

  12. UmJustSaying says:

    Choices, praises/penalties

  13. Teacher advocate says:

    Great example to our youth!
    Let’s give another $11 million to cricket!

    • Impressive says:

      So you are suggesting that because some cricketers acted foolish and immature, that other players and spectators should have to pay the penalty of not having their sport partly sponsored by government??

  14. Oh,I see now says:

    If we go soft on this like we did when the gang activity started we might as well give the chicken coop keys to the fox now then try to take them back later.Fool me twice shame on meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  15. PBanks says:

    A footballer last year got a five year ban for spitting on an official. We’ll have to see what kinds of punishment if any are meted out by the BCB (and also, the clubs) to the players involved in this incident.

  16. Vulcan Trash Cleaner says:

    TOP GEAR played Football with Cars so Bermuda played Cricket with Police Cars.

  17. Cow Polly says:

    Why wasn’t the guy arrested on the spot?

  18. Oh,I see now says:

    He not only started the fracas but also kicked his own player in the head I wonder if he apologized to Adams yet.

  19. Sonya says:

    if we had captains like Calvin Bummy Symonds at the helm, this type of violence would not be happening.