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Apr 16, 2015

Petition to Bring Back Deon McCauley

Deon McCauley

Following a congress of the Football Federation of Belize on Saturday, President Ruperto Vicente reiterated that the organization will not be sponsoring striker Deon McCauley’s return to the country for training with the Jaguars.  The reason for F.F.B.’s hardline position is simple, McCauley is no longer signed to an international team, therefore it will not expend finances on his airfare.  So, a team of dedicated fans have stepped up to launch a fundraising initiative to bring McCauley home to prepare for round two of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.  The brainchild of Jamil Wagner and Dylan Williams is generating quite some interest on social media and the duo recently stopped by to appeal to football fans to support the cause.


Jamil Wagner

Jamil Wagner, Belize Jaguars Fan

“We both went to the game that was played in Belize versus Cayman.  We were a bit disappointed with the results of the game as it was a nil-nil draw, as we all know.  After that we, as was being said by all the fans in the stadium, we missed Deon and we needed him on the team.  We are very supportive of the Jaguars, we love evything that they do and we continue to support them but we, personally we did not know the situation with Deon.  So what happened last week we said, alright, so after this we should definitely get him for the second round.  The second round is coming up now and we heard the comments from the FFB president on Sunday.  On Sunday he said we cannot give Deon a ticket because he is not assigned to any team in the U.S.  When I heard that I was like, how could we not give him a ticket if he is saying then that he doesn’t have a job.  So I put that on Facebook, started getting feedback from guys like Dylan who came in and jumped in and we started a debate.  When we started that debate, afterwards people who could have gotten in contact with Deon got in contact with Deon and he told us the situation.  His situation is that he just came back from Greece, he doesn’t have the money for the ticket and once he gets here, it wasn’t even thrown out by him, it was thrown out by us.  Once we get him, cause I was saying let’s just get him here, let’s just get him here, let’s get the ticket and let’s just get him here.  No, the guys said once we get him here what is he going to do for ten weeks?  He can’t live on nothing for ten weeks.  So we need to figure out a way to get him here.”

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1 Response for “Petition to Bring Back Deon McCauley”

  1. De says:

    If I were him, I would tell the federation to kiss my ass! I wouldn’t bother come.

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