Waterhouse supporters of 'Tuffy' take protests to JFF offices

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After beginning their protests on the Washington Boulevard,

near the entrance to the Waterhouse community this morning, fans of Jermaine 'Tuffy' Anderson took their protests to the head office of the Jamaica Football Federation to seeks answers to the non-inclusion of the leading goal scorer in local football from the national set-up.

Incensed about the fact that Anderson is constantly overlooked by Jamaica head coach, Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore, the small group of men and women who carried placards that expressed their sentiments about the situation, are pleading for the striker to be given a fair chance.

Speaking with Yardie Sports, unofficial spokesman for the group William Dawes said: " It’s like a personal issue cause it couldn’t be a football issue, on behalf of “Tuffy” two seasons now, leading goal scorer, 18 the season before , 21 this season and not a National call. We see that something is going on, I wonder why.

"Demar Phillips - Water House previously in the National (team), Kevin Lamey call - didn’t play, give Tuffy a chance, everybody deserves a chance."

In explaining the reason for the protest Dawes said: "Give Tuffy the chance of being on the field, if it is even on the bench, that is the main point we need right now and we need an answer."

 "Why is he not on the team?...How you don’t have any space for Tuffy a man with 21 goals?," he asked.

 "Tuffy at Water House right now stressed , everywhere he’s going the little children asking him “Why you not playing?”  His only reply is that “He doesn’t know”. Tuffy growing grey hairs right now if you see him he’s stressed because he’s not in the team, he is capable of scoring I know that," said a clearly frustrated Dawes.

 

With Jamaica's next match being at the National Stadium against Mexico tonight, it is clearly too late for Anderson to be considered for selection, but should Jamaica struggle in attack again, then surely the protests will grow louder.