The National Sports Commission [NSC] has condemned the mistreatment of the Trinidad and Tobago national flag by two female fans after the conclusion of the Caribbean Premier League [CPL] match on Sunday.
The incident occurred after the Guyana Amazon Warriors defeated the Trinidad and Tobago Knight Riders in their final group match at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.
In the video which was circulated on several social media websites, two female fans are seen trampling the flag of the twin island republic.
According to an official release from the NSC, “The NSC regrets this unfortunate act and condemns the mistreatment of the national flag of any country. The NSC calls on all cricket fans and persons in general to treat the national flags of all countries with respect and dignity which they deserve.
“All national flags are sacred symbols of nationhood and must be accorded the same respect the spirit of love for CARICOM sister country and the spirit of cricket and sporting competitiveness. CPL cricket should be seen as an opportunity to bring our CARICOM sisters together and not sow discord and disrespect. The NSC calls on the persons involved to issue an apology for their actions,” the release ended.