The Bermuda Football Association (BFA) acknowledges the abandoned football match on Sunday, March 26, 2023, between Ireland Rangers andSt. David's at Somerset Cricket Club. It was abandoned due to unsporting behavior by players from both teams.
We recognize the impact unsporting behavior has on the game of football. As a result, we are working to ensure that we follow due process per the Disciplinary Code. This includes a review of video footage. It also includes a review of the official match reports from the MatchCommissioner and Referee. As these matters may be subject to disciplinary action, no further comment will be provided on the details of this specific incident.
Overall, these types of events have not been the norm in recent years, and the BFA remains committed to maintaining the integrity of the sport and ensuring that such incidents are dealt with appropriately.
Globally, football brings people together from all walks of life and provides players with opportunities to showcase their skills and compete in a fair and respectful manner. It is essential that we remind ourselves of that fact regardless of our individual role in the beautiful game.
The BFA would like to thank the fans and players who continue to support and uphold the values of the sport.