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Apr 15, 2021

Athletes to Protest on Friday

Bryton Codd

Codd says some athletes are so incensed they are planning a protest in front of the Princess Casino. He says that the sporting community wants to send a clear message to the Government of Belize about how serious they are about their disciplines.

 

Bryton Codd, National Team Athlete

“Right now the athletes are very enraged. They are infuriated. Tomorrow, we are going in our jerseys to the Princess Casino to make a statement. Because the casinos are open. That is a breeding ground for the virus for the spread of the corona virus. And, even in open areas like this some of us are not being allowed to play and we are not being allowed to train. And we want the Government to understand that as athletes we take our craft seriously and we want them to take us seriously as well.”

 

Paul Lopez

“Speak to what is it that you are asking of the Government of Belize.”

 

Bryton Codd

“We are asking the Government for two things; we either be allowed to practice or train under the strict regulations that have been submitted by our federation or two get our athletes vaccinated because we are ready to get back to training.”


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