Portsmouth Secondary U-17 Football Team suspended after violent behavior

The Sports Division has taken the decision to suspend all members of the Portsmouth Secondary U-17 Football Team pending an investigation into their involvement in violent activities leveled at students of the Castle Bruce Secondary School following their U-17 Football match on November 21, 2011.

Following the match, which ended in 5:2 in favour of Castle Bruce Secondary School, players from the Portsmouth Secondary School U-17 team accompanied by other students of that school and a few members of the public, attacked the players of the Castle Bruce Secondary School players resulting in the physical abuse of some of the players of the Castle Bruce Secondary School and the sports teacher.

The Sports Division wishes to send a clear message that such deviant behaivour has no place in sports and will not be tolerated particularly at sporting events organised by the Division.

Therefore all members of the PSS U-17 football team along with the other students who were involved in the incident who belong to other football teams from the PSS have been suspended from football activities undertaken by the Division pending an investigation into the matter.

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60 Comments

  1. November 26, 2011

    please get all you facts straight first right. the cbss boy that want to have everybody on the team up esp charlton. they already lost and you still want to slap up man on that? if he think he hurting one and getting away with it, he wrong. but next time the students should handle it better than that.

  2. joy
    November 24, 2011

    hurts my heart to hear any negative about pss.that’s where i went to school as one of the first batch of students in 1971 under the leadership of jones murphy as principal.

  3. real talk
    November 24, 2011

    once again and i will repeat PSS needs prayers.. from since the time of the demon poseseed student. so? yalll taking my advice this time? or u guys gonna wait until something more tragic happens to give the skol a worst reputation than it already has! !! ummm… and i think when skols do well they ARE being recognized,,, sadly pss hasnt done anything so eye catching lately than just the demon kid and the violent recently.. so ppl.. pray is the answer.. you can call me christian if u want, but i think pss children need to be alittle more disciplined than this!

  4. not good
    November 24, 2011

    PSS always good in Sport. Dont know what happened but you should never attack ppl .even if you find the referee made mistakes or the game was hard or whatever. You must respect each other and should never resort to violence. Especially in a school setting so if the students misbehaved then they should be punished. And to even attack the sports teacher…this is just a lack of respect for authority.

  5. Blame it on the rain
    November 24, 2011

    Ebeh that is shame!! Possie that doing that!

  6. concerned citizen
    November 24, 2011

    Lets be honest here people no matter what age or gender portsmouth have a history of violent behavior when it comes to competitive sports, look at possie vs bathe estate and other incidents these people need to learn good sportsman and womanship and play in the spirit of love for the game.

  7. Observer
    November 24, 2011

    PSS sorry to hear of that incident.All I will say is that is a taste of what the other rural secondary school in the south has to deal with when such incidents occur.Everyone including the media blast them and cry them down without having all the facts.HOLD STRONG PSS. THAT WILL PASS AND YOU WILL BE STRONGER. I am also sorry for the treatment meted out to the Castle Bruce students. young people we are all Dominicans .Let us work together as one.

  8. November 24, 2011

    Can someone give a quick senario of how the fight started?

    There is no reason for violence in Sports.

    • November 24, 2011

      SOMEBODY GOT VEX

    • grandfond
      November 26, 2011

      jus cus we defeated dem 5-2 we, after the game end #10 for possy comin on my player an want to have dr self we, but margority of the people who were not playin jus come an fight against we.
      we could not do anything dan jus run in de bus eh.

  9. thomas
    November 24, 2011

    to the refree I say watch your back because it might be you they attack next,all ways be fair

    • percy
      November 24, 2011

      its just a game , and the refree is only human . don’t tolarate, nor condon such action by sportsmen or women . do whats right .

  10. Unknown
    November 23, 2011

    ALL OF ALL YOU CAN DO IS JUST SIT DOWN AND TALK NONSENSE…..NONE OF ALL YOU WASNT THERE TO SEE WHAT HAPPEN…NONE I LOVE FOOTBALL AND I LOVE IT WITH A CHALLENGE BUT WHEN I SEE WE WAS WAS NOT MUCH ON THE WAY OF WINNING WE HAD TO START PLAYING HARDER….AND THERE IS WHERE IT START TO HAPPEN….WE WAS JUST PLAYING TOO HARD AND IT WAS GOOD BUT NOT MUCH TO THEM BECAUSE CUZ THEY SUCK….BUT IS WE THAT CUZ THE FIGHT TO START…

    • Avril
      November 24, 2011

      Are you a student? Focus a bit more on the English.

    • slap
      November 24, 2011

      hush your mouth you are not making sense

  11. Dominica
    November 23, 2011

    :lol: no comments

  12. ninja
    November 23, 2011

    stop being bias, when young people do positive things, they are not recognized at all times, give them the credits whenthey do good

  13. November 23, 2011

    pss have no discipline and it serve them well

  14. Charlesee
    November 23, 2011

    P.S.S you all should have just accepted your loss****

  15. Charlesee
    November 23, 2011

    But what is this at all?!?…What a shame P.S.S!…You all should have just accepted your defeat. Anyways, game well played CBSS, proud of you my former students and wonderful Coaching Stan!

  16. people lyk u
    November 23, 2011

    Witout PSS in any Sports Events their is No competition on the island. We should look at what stem the problem for the brawl to occur,maybe poor refering descisions? just saying.

    • dat you hear wii
      November 23, 2011

      thats so true!! PSS have the Highest and most Consistent level on the island!!

    • forreal
      November 24, 2011

      no violents in sports,that is the point that the sports division is making,zero tolerance,what they have accomplished is monumental,that is a fact,but rules are rules,so doh feel noway.

  17. zap
    November 23, 2011

    so why other people must take the blame for these students behaviour. you blame parents you blame society. you should blame yourselves cause when we tke the control from these individuals they never learn to take responsibilities for themselves. outside influence is important, yes but at the end of the day, the final decision rest with the individual.
    now about barning pss from all sports meet. utter nonsence commonsense must prevail. then again who sys commonsense is really common?
    anyway shame on those who jumped to conclusion and started blasting the pss team. there are two sides to the story. dno should learn good reporting and do good investigation before just present bef. biasness. interview ppl. get feedback from the coach the principl. the story is to bias and missing out too many critical aspects.

    and here we are using this opportunity to talk down on pss and the north. these behaviour are everywhere in dominica lets not look for scape goats and targets. pss has been known for a number of great things. i do hope that these very critical commentators like our great football alumini jump in to praise the good works at pss and become part of the solution and not a sign ligner.

    • hmmm
      November 23, 2011

      there may be 2 sides to a story, but nothing warrants an attack on another team. Pss has always been strong at sports, but no matter what, one has to remember the rules, and let the proper course of action take place, if they were attacked first, then they should have taken it up with the authorities, and not attack the other team. In the end, they have no excuse for their attack on another team and therefore all talk down they receive is warranted.

    • Righteous
      November 24, 2011

      In reply to Zap….Since DNO is repoting one sided, please give us the other side. Whatever other side there is, there should be no tollerance for such behavior in sports. Rest assure this is not a bashing of PSS, we all praise the good things that PSS have done. We are indeed following in the footsteps of our fathers, mothers, uncles, brothers, sisters, etc…We all are PSS. We have an obligation to let these young men know what they did was wrong no matter the circumstances so that it will not be repeated.

    • Rudy
      November 24, 2011

      this is exactly the type of attitude that cultivates this type of behaviour so are u saying that chanderpaul should lash tendulkar when the match over and india win and he thinks that the decision against his was flawed? the true test of a champion is losing gracefully. i think that these students were filled with themselves and to make matters worse they lost infront of the home fans so instead of taking the blame for their loss they chose to make it about the other team and imagined wrongs against them there was no provocation on the part of castle bruce. incidentally practically all of p.s.s games are at home probably if they had to visit other communities they would show some humility and realize what it is to be attacked far far away from home.

    • percy
      November 24, 2011

      not all sporting events but football ; be sure at what u get mad over . they have been good and consistant but now is their chance to loose as they did . just fight harder to win next time not with each other

  18. death and sufering
    November 23, 2011

    who cares

  19. thomas
    November 23, 2011

    if under 17 vex when they lost image when they get older :oops:

    • forreal
      November 24, 2011

      really and truly tantrum and throwing a fit,is a youth full thing,this a natural habit in someone when young,but as you grow older,one gets wiser,you begin to see things differently,before you do anything stupid you does think,knowing the consequences of what your actions will bring,a criminally minded person does do things wickedly.

  20. Anonymous
    November 23, 2011

    pss need to learn to accept defeat need better sportsmanship :)

  21. Trouble Intended
    November 23, 2011

    Make them do community service and that should include taking care of the neglected young man that eats his own waste.

  22. Righteous
    November 23, 2011

    As a PSS Alumini, and member of the 1996 Under 17 Nation Championship Team, I must say that this behavor should not be tollerated and I commend the Sports Division for taking such actions. Upon further investigation, the perpetrators of the brawl should be disciplined and thought a serious lesson that we as a society will not condone such outrageous behavior in sports.

    Parents and the elders in our society need to develop a mentorship program for these youngsters and I will be the first one to volunteer to be a mentor to a few of these young men.

    Seriously what is becoming of our society and my beloved Portsmouth Secondary School…Common PSS students: Forward on, Forward on and an appeal to Possie, let us love ourselves and each other…and ask yourselves; I’m I my Brother’s Keeper”.

    One Love Dominicans

    • Righteous
      November 23, 2011

      Correction….1986 National Championship
      Team not 1996.

  23. Truth Seeker
    November 23, 2011

    You know, I can not recall bench-clearing brawls in our youth, when we played organized sports. This phenomenon among today’s youth is so heartbreaking.

    I stand firmly behind the decision by the Division to eradicate hooliganism in the sporting arena of football. I beg the authoties to swiftly conduct their investigations. And recommend further that the perpetrators receive the stifest penalties for the behavior.

  24. yes i
    November 23, 2011

    that is the new level now in the north

  25. HookerL
    November 23, 2011

    Shameeeeeee

  26. Channel 1
    November 23, 2011

    Alass PSS lads. All you ought to behave better than that.

  27. Abu Sulayman
    November 23, 2011

    These children are just ill-mannered and it is the fault of the parents and the system! Fault of the parents because some parents are worse than the children. The system because it has nothing in place to help parents raise children.

  28. vip
    November 23, 2011

    monsters and vicious gorillas we have created in this country.Where are the parents we have allowed too many misbehaviours to go unpunished and students role models nowadays are gangsters and marijuana smokers.

  29. Ego's Truth
    November 23, 2011

    CB MASSIVE!!!! Castle Bruce is KING!!

  30. Not again
    November 23, 2011

    Children just too violent nowadays. And the thing is they are not afraid of their parents, have no respect for teachers and could care less about other people. I don’t know how our society is going to deal with these issues. I mean….how can these young persons be so fearless…especially when they have no fear of God. Every body cursing each other… even if adults are present and threatening each other. I mean I am appalled sometimes at the things that I hear and see our young persons do.. and I am not in my 30’s as yet. We need a revolution…just dont know in what form and how. Been in the Portsmouth area couple of times and I must say…I was quite concerned with what I saw especially around the savannah area. YOung persons with no manners and doing drugs openly; disrespecting young women and calling other boys some rude names.
    I know it might be a reflection of other villages/communities but it might be a good thing for the leaders of Portsmouth try to interven in some way. The police probably need to do some more work there in terms of fighting drugs use especailly as it relates to the teenage boys. Just Saying.

  31. Anonymous
    November 23, 2011

    thts not fair :-|
    there must be a reason y pss U-17 attacked

    • Righteous
      November 23, 2011

      I have played sports at the highest level there is to play, and there is never a reason to fight with someone on that field of sports.

    • possi people
      November 23, 2011

      there is there is no way u can leave castle bruce and come porthsmuth in portsmouth park and fight with a player……how u can do that and not expect them to reactt. all that nonsense about accept defeat is unnecessary they are used to losing it is all part of playing and all the bias roseau people allu need to shut up cuz allu cyah face the fact most of the best players come from freaking PSS!!!! :!: :roll:

      • Gaza
        November 24, 2011

        i can see that you are a fool…… vitil and jackay that is your teachers?

  32. k
    November 23, 2011

    i would band the school from all sports

    • ???
      November 23, 2011

      That all wish. Keep on dreaming. Haterzzzzz

    • Righteous
      November 23, 2011

      Not the right approach and a bit extreme if you ask me. How would you justisfy banning a netball, cricket, volleyball team etc, for the knucklehead behavior of the under 17 Football team. The Sports Division has so far made the right move.

    • v
      November 23, 2011

      Are you that daft as to level punishment against an entire school for the bahaviour of not just a team but a community? What of the other sport teams who had nothing to do with what happened like the netball, athletics….Praise the good Lord you have no authority in situations like this cause your personal vengence will cause you to make rash stupid decisions.

  33. Adult ED
    November 23, 2011

    I think they meant lack of sportsmanship! LoL

  34. Anonymous
    November 23, 2011

    i agree but my son stop play sport for school

  35. nicole
    November 23, 2011

    This behaviour is definitely unacceptable. I support the action of the Division. By the way well done CBS!!!

  36. Sout Man
    November 23, 2011

    They should be suspended from school as well. This is criminal behaviour and they must be taught a tough lesson.

  37. impossible!
    November 23, 2011

    THIS IS FOOLISH AND ABUSING.THE U-17 FOOTBALL TEAM SHOULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS….THEY SHOUULD BE PUNISHED FOR I AM A TEACHER AT THE ITSS…… :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x….HMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. Anonymous
    November 23, 2011

    and they say lack of sports is a cause of violence amongst youth. i never subscribed to that theory, look at the last sports meet where there was violence now at a football match…

    • forreal
      November 23, 2011

      sour losers, that’s the notion am getting here.

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