BFA delays Boulevard return after murder
Boulevard’s Premier Division match against champions PHC Zebras that was scheduled to be played at Lord’s, St David’s, on Sunday has been postponed.
Mark Wade, the Bermuda Football Association president, said last night that Boulevard had requested to have the match postponed in the wake of the shooting death of their goalkeeper, Ronniko Burchall, which occurred at the same venue six days ago.
“What we do is allow the clubs to consider their own circumstances and if they desire the games to be postponed, as long as they reach out to us in enough time, we certainly consider their request,” Wade said.
“They [Boulevard] reached out to us and, with all things considered, we agreed to postpone the match.”
Burchall, 30, was shot several times and seriously injured as he stood outside of a Christmas party at St David’s County Cricket Club in the early hours of Saturday.
He was rushed to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, but died the next day.
“We certainly grieve with them [Boulevard] and we just hope that the club works through the grieving process,” Wade added.
“It’s something that has shaken us all and we will try and work along with the club and help them to move forward.
“Right now, it’s about healing the community and club, it’s just tragic.”
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