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Sunshine Girls haters cowards

Published:Friday | August 21, 2015 | 8:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Please tell me that the authors of threats against our Sunshine Girls had the decency to also publish 'their' names and photographs in the press or social media, as is the case with our national netball team members.

For a team from Jamaica to place fourth, with a population of approximately 2.8m, and be defeated by countries such as New Zealand, with a population of 4.5m; Australia, with a population of 23m; and the UK, with a population of 63m, we clearly have not appreciated the magnitude of our achievements. Furthermore, I am further saddened by the fact that the identities of those who threaten seem to be known, which suggests that their motive is one of sour grapes.

I observed a strength of our opponents, in particular, New Zealand and Australia, to be that they did not confine themselves to getting below the ring to shoot, but would shoot from outside the area, thereby conserving vital energy.

HOWARD HAMILTON

(CD, QC)

Duke Street, Kingston