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Show Asafa more appreciation

Published:Monday | August 29, 2011 | 12:00 AM


I have watched over the years as Jamaicans have cursed and belittled one of our best modern athletes, who has done nothing but bring joy to this nation. I speak of no other than Asafa Powell.

Ever since Usain Bolt has emerged as a world-record holder in the 100m, Asafa has been ridiculed and disrespected by many. If it were not for God's grace and the love and support of family and well-wishers like myself, I think he would have buckled.

Prior to Bolt, it was Asafa. I have to commend Bolt's phenomenal achievements, but I need to remind ungrateful Jamaicans that Asafa is a human being with feelings and has been breaking records. If you choose to criticise, do it constructively.