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Quarrie gives reason for telling the nation about the infighting in the Jamaica camp

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donald-quarrie.jpgTechnical leader for Jamaica's team to the recent IAAF World Athletics Championships Donald Quarrie who revealed the verbal confrontation between quarter milers Shericka Jackson and Stephenie-Ann McPherson at the Word Championships in London, says he told the nation because he had to do it before social media picked it up and ran with it.

The two MVP athletes had an argument over the selection of uniforms for the final of the women's 4X400m relay on Sunday after which McPherson was withdrawn from the line-up citing an injury which Quarrie had questioned. Jamaica eventually failed to finish.

Olympian, Quarrie, who was speaking on Hitz 92 FM's Girls Sports club on Tuesday, says he wanted the public to know what had happened.

"Social media is a means of information being passed around; I figured that this was going to go out and we didn't want the public to think we are hiding something from them," said Quarrie.

Quarrie has maintained that McPherson had no intention to run with team-mate Shericka Jackson after the verbal altercation, despite relay coach Paul Francis' advice that the athlete had a leg injury.

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