'He threw a knife at me' - Butler adamant father's claims wounds caused by fall make 'no sense'

By Sports Desk December 02, 2020

Jamaica U-23 representative, Kyle Butler, has revealed more details of the alleged incident between himself and father/manager Craig Butler, which led to the wounds seen on his arms in widely circulated social media photos.

According to the younger Butler, who lashed out on Tuesday amidst claims of having suffered years of abuse, the incident happened after he had refused to take part in a training session.  The senior Butler, who has denied the allegations, initially claimed that the injuries seen were suffered after his son 'fell on a stick'.  Kyle, however, disputed that version of events.

“All I said was that I was not going to train.  So, I went into the car, took out my shoes, and said I was walking home because he said to leave the jeep.  While I was walking he asked me, ‘If I feel like is suh it ago guh.’ He grabbed me by my hair, punched me in my mouth, punched me in the back of my head,” Butler said in an interview with Nationwide Radio.

He went on to claim that when the altercation was broken up, his father went to his van took out a knife, and threw it at him while he was leaving the premises.  The player attempted to dodge the object, but it still caught him on the arm.

“The knife could have hit me anywhere else.  I have no reason to lie, I have no reason to attack this guy.  Why would I fall on a knife at training, why would I fall on something so sharp that it goes through my flesh, at a football field, tell me, how does that make sense?’

In a released statement, the senior Butler continued to claim the allegations were unfounded and that his son had been battling ‘major issues.’

I’m responding in this way of my son Kyle Butler allegations of my being physically abusive on the evening of November 30, 2020. My heart goes out to my son as he battles with some major issues and now these unfounded allegations.

“Let me categorically state that I have not been abusive to my son on that date or any other date. I have encouraged him and helped him to achieve his full potential. I have worked hard to create opportunities for my son of which he enjoyed for years.  There was no complains then.

“I’m cognizant of the many issues Kyle has gotten him self in and things that my profession and principles would never allow me to be a part of.  This has created a major problem in our relationship as I have stated that this is not the path any parent would hope for their child.  I am hoping that he will find his way and recognize that his family loves him amd want only what is best for him.

I hope my son will get the chance to show how talented he is and believe in himself as I have always believed in him.  I only ask that the public allows us the privacy to work through this matter,” Butler’s statement read.

 

 

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