Fri, May

TRINIDAD and Tobago footballer Anthony Wolfe is recovering from an alleged beating from police officers during a protest on the North Manzanilla Road on Tuesday.

Wolfe, who recently transferred with his brother Glenton from North East Stars to CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh, was dealt a baton to his head and was forced to receive treatment at the Sangre Grande Hospital.

Wolfe, who was a member of the national team for the latter part of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, was speaking at yesterday’s launch of the Coca-Cola World Cup Trophy Tour at the VIP Lounge, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo.

"I’m feeling okay, I’m feeling fit as normal," he commented. "It’s just that the head is just sore but it’ll take about a week or two to really heal up properly. Thank God for that."

Wolfe said he received five stitches.

"I didn’t get no set of medication, just painkillers and tablets," he continued. "Just some things I’ll have to buy, and one or two sets of tonic because I lost a couple pints of blood."

Wolfe, who resides in Manzanilla, did not rule out the possibility of legal action, but said that the matter will be taken by his mother.

"Whatever decision she makes, so let it be," he stressed. "Right now, I thank God for being alive today because I could have ended up dead."