Football Against Crime

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and the Premier League Clubs Association (“PLCA”) are horrified and saddened, and call on all Jamaicans to join in a movement to create greater love and regard for our fellow citizens, brothers and sisters and children in particular.

As a start the players and team officials of all Premier League Clubs will wear black armbands and observe a minute silence before the start of every Red Stripe Premier League match until the end of this season. An appropriate announcement will be made before the games start.

Jamaica’s National Senior team, the Reggae Boyz and the national technical staff will also wear black armbands in their upcoming training sessions.

Parish Associations and other league organisers are encouraged to take similar action in their competitions this season.



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FOOTBALL AGAINST CRIME
The recent and on-going murders and other major crimes have brought grief, sorrows and sadness upon Jamaica and our fellow Jamaicans. We in football are hurt by each and every announcement of the too many murders; we are even more distressed by the killing of our children.

We call on all Jamaicans to join us in our plea for an end to the senseless killings.

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FOOTBALL AGAINST CRIME
Football has been and continues to be a unifying factor to our communities and across Jamaica. Let us put hands and hearts together in reaching out to those who would commit these acts and ask them to stop the crimes. Instead join in a productive and rewarding pursuit.

We call on all Jamaicans to join us in our plea for an end to the senseless killings. We shall now observe a minute’s silence for all the victims of crime, especially for those who were murdered. FOOTBALL AGAINST CRIME.