The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association is in the process of writing to the CONCACAF Gold Cup Organizers after death threats and racist comments were made towards players and staff of the team following Saturday’s nil-nil draw with Mexico.
Following the game, players’ Instagram profiles, Twitter profiles and even the TTFA’s Twitter profile was overwhelmed with comments likening the players to monkeys and describing Trinidad and Tobago as poor and filled with animals.
Head Coach Angus Eve spoke with Power 102 Digital this morning and revealed that the attacks started during the game.
The Costa Rican referee, Ricardo Montero was forced to stop play and bring the players to the centre of the field on two occasions following racist and homophobic chants from Mexican fans.
Social media has contrasted the performance of the team under Eve with that of his predecessor, Terry Fenwick, under whom T&T crashed out of World Cup Qualifying.
Eve says his management style, while focusing heavily on discipline, also takes into account what it means to be Trinbagonian.