Red Stripe has expressed deep disappointment in the incident that occurred during the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) finals between Portmore United Football Club and Waterhouse Football Club at the National Stadium Monday night.
During the incident, a Portmore United player – Damian Williams was injured by a missile, allegedly thrown by spectators from the stands. Red Stripe described the incident as unfortunate and said it was happy to learn on Tuesday that Mr. Williams was improving.
As part of the HEINEKEN Company, Red Stripe asserted that it has clearly defined policies against any kind of anti-social behaviour; and actively promotes safety for all stakeholders, employees and members of the public at sponsored events.
The title sponsor said it has taken note of the public apologies issued by the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA), Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and Waterhouse Football Club. The company is awaiting the outcome of promised discussions to prevent a recurrence of this incident.
Red Stripe reiterated its commitment to supporting local football and said it would continue to stand up for good sportsmanship. The company promised to work with the PLCA and JFF in finding measures to make RSPL matches safer and create a more enjoyable atmosphere for all parties.