RAMS Village Superstars player Raheem “Pipe” Francis is listed in stable condition and making good progress after he was allegedly stabbed by another player, from the Sol IAS Conaree Football Club, after their match last Saturday night, April 20.
It is also being reported that the alleged attacker is in Police custody.
The incident has shaken the island, especially the sporting community, with many hsaring prayers for a complete and full recovery, while denouncing violence in sport.
A release from the St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association (SKNFA) has confirmed the incident but many have expressed some disappointment that the association did not categorically denounce violence within the sport.
According to persons with knowledge of the incident, the alleged stabbing occurred after the match between the two premier division teams.
There are also reports that some rough challenges during the match may have flared tempers.
The Police have not yet issued an official statement on the incident.
This recent incident has triggered unparalleled social responses, pointing concern to an apparent number of incidents within football that compromise player and official safety.