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B&B (Trailer): Jan-Michael Williams: Racial abuse came every day as a professional footballer in Hungary

Do you think you know racism? Try playing professional football in Budapest, Hungary. HFX Wanderers goalkeeper coach and former Trinidad and Tobago international stand-out and three-time Gold Cup custodian Jan-Michael Williams revisits a traumatic season at Ferencvaros in Budapest when the then 24-year-old goalkeeper and teenaged compatriots Matthew Bartholomew and …

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The trials of Jan, Matthew and Aaron: How racism affected future of three T&T players

The following story—written by Wired868 managing director Lasana Liburd—was first published by the Trinidad Express on 2 December 2008 and chronicles the ambitions and racial barriers faced by Trinidad and Tobago players, Jan-Michael Williams, Matthew Bartholomew and Aaron Downing, as they tried to break into the European professional leagues: “Williams, …

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Adams loses limb; but not the war

Twenty-two year old Trinidad and Tobago and Ferencvaros defender Akeem Adams lost his left leg this morning after his fourth emergency operation since suffering a massive heart attack almost two weeks ago in Hungary. Adams was given an artificial, mechanical heart on Thursday 26 September but there were circulatory problems, …

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