Kemoy Campbell announces retirement

first_imgKemoy Campbell, the 28-year-old who hails from Mandeville, Manchester, has announced his retirement from track and field. Campbell has competed for Jamaica in various events ranging from the 800m to the 1500m.In an emotionally Instagram post this evening, Campbell said it was with a heavy heart that he had to say goodbye to the sport which he loves so much. He was instructed by doctors not to compete again as they believe he may encounter similar heart problems which almost cost him his life while competing back earlier this year.Campbell collapsed after 1,000m while performing pacing duties in the men’s 3,000m race at the Melrose Games in New York on February 9.He reiterated that he had given his all to the sport which has taken him to places he had wished to go.The former Bellefield High and University of Arkansas standout mentioned that he wanted to be the the first Jamaican to medal at the Olympics in a distance race, however he is pleased to have represented himself, his family and country proudly.Campbell says he will continue to support the sport which he has come to love so much, and thanked everyone, including sponsors, for their emotional, physical, spiritual, and financial support.last_img read more

“Wrong” Granit Xhaka Needs To Apologise For Reaction – Unai Emery

first_imgGranit Xhaka needs to apologise for his angry reaction to being booed by home fans during Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace Arsenal manager Unai Emery says.The Gunners captain cupped his ear in response to booing from the stands at the Emirates stadium as he was being substituted. He then appeared to swear at the fans before taking of his jersey and storming down the tunnel.Emery said: “Yes [he should apologise]. We make mistakes, we need to apologise and we suggested for him to do that.“Really, he knows he was wrong and he feels inside very deep.”It is not the first time Xhaka has been booed by his own fans this season, with Emery publicly defending the Switzerland midfielder after a game against Aston Villa last month.That uneasy relationship with the Gunners fans did not stop Emery appointing Xhaka as club captain in September after the summer departure of Laurent Koscielny.However, Emery has refused to confirm whether Xhaka will remain captain after Sunday’s incident.“At the moment I am not speaking and I don’t want to think about that,” the Spaniard added.“It is not easy for him and for the team. We spoke yesterday, and Sunday night also, and this morning.“He trained normally with the group but he is devastated and sad about the situation.”RelatedArsenal: Aubameyang Named Club Captain After Xhaka Stripped Of RoleNovember 5, 2019In “England”Granit Xhaka: Arsenal Captain Says He ‘Reached Boiling Point’ After AbuseNovember 1, 2019In “England”Emery Unsure Of Xhaka’s Future At ArsenalNovember 9, 2019In “England”last_img read more