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VI captain Troy Caesar missed Nations League game in PR due to unvaccinated status

When the [British] Virgin Islands came up against Puerto Rico in the 2022 CONCACAF Nations League on June 12, 2022, they were sorely missing their regular skipper and goal scorer in the home game against Cayman Islands, Kavon Troy Caesar (with ball). Photo: BVIFA/File
Captain of the Virgin Islands National Men's Football Team, Kavon Troy Caesar. Photo: VINO
Captain of the Virgin Islands National Men's Football Team, Kavon Troy Caesar. Photo: VINO
Kavon Troy Caesar attempts a header to goal against Cayman Islands on June 3, 2022. Photo: VINO
Kavon Troy Caesar attempts a header to goal against Cayman Islands on June 3, 2022. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– When the [British] Virgin Islands came up against Puerto Rico in the 2022 CONCACAF Nations League on June 12, 2022, they were sorely missing their regular skipper and goal scorer in the home game against Cayman Islands, Kavon Troy Caesar.

The Virgin Islands ended up losing 0-6 to the hosts at the Estadio Centroamericano de Mayaguez.

Caesar was made to watch the game from home in the Virgin Islands, as according to reports reaching our newsroom, he could not travel to a US port while being unvaccinated against COVID-19.

The BVI Football Association (BVIFA) did not respond to our request for clarification; however, Caesar confirmed that he was unvaccinated and was left out of the squad for Puerto Rico.

‘Not vaccinated’- Caesar

“Not vaccinated so I couldn’t go,” Caesar replied when asked why he was missing in Puerto Rico.

The skipper also said it was tough for him to miss the game, but it also presented an opportunity for other players to step up.

“It always a bummer not being able to travel to represent the country, knowing as a player each attribute of a player helps the team. Looking on from home I can see that Puerto Rico is a well-put-together team and it would have been hard work to make sure we got the success we needed but unfortunately it didn’t go our way.

“I was happy to see some of the young guys on the starting lineup for the first time and some even earning the first international cap for the country, so at the end of the 90 minutes, I’m still proud of the hard work and effort the whole team put in. I know we still have a lot to work to do but it’s a process to get there to become a better team,” Caesar told our newsroom.

The Virgin Islands is slated to host Puerto Rico in March 2023.

10 Responses to “VI captain Troy Caesar missed Nations League game in PR due to unvaccinated status”

  • Pureblood II (19/06/2022, 14:10) Like (48) Dislike (6) Reply
    Yes I agree with him. Stand your grounds soldier, later will be greater. Don’t let game fool you.
  • The Reaper (19/06/2022, 15:07) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Them F..k..s
  • NezRez (19/06/2022, 15:20) Like (34) Dislike (2) Reply
    The vaccine laws need to be relaxed now. As long as the person shows proof of being negative and wears a mask traveling he should be ok. Having the vaccine doesn’t mean you are safe and cannot get the virus. My poor nephew was vaccinated and the booster, but caught Covid twice and almost died. That vaccine left blood clots in his lungs and he is still fighting to breath. Each persons body reacts differently than others. So you all saying to just take the jab, you are out of your freaking minds and you do to your body what you want to and stop telling others what to do with theirs. What if others were trying to make you go against something you strongly are opposed to?
  • Stand your grounds. (19/06/2022, 15:22) Like (36) Dislike (4) Reply
    Don't let them force thay vaccine on you Troy. Next thing you see you end up with all kind of complications... STAND YOUR GROUNDS!!
  • trust (19/06/2022, 16:13) Like (0) Dislike (19) Reply
    That’s crazy that’s why the team lost
  • REAL TRUTH (19/06/2022, 17:45) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    You all should not only contact the foot ball association to realize there is no response but also contact the former and present premier and also other members of government concerning captain Caesar and you will also surprise to see there will be no response. Captain Caesar inspite of keep on the good work for your country. Having said this if you call on members of the pass administration concerning captain Caesar they will respond.
  • Plandemic (19/06/2022, 19:13) Like (22) Dislike (4) Reply
    you did the right thing. don't take their poison.
  • Dolphin Water Taxi (20/06/2022, 10:03) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Kyrie Irwing stood his grounds and lost millions, don't let them force your hands bro. What is for you, no man or vaccine can stop it.


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