Butler disappointed father Craig 'trying to play victim' - claims incident, denial part of narcissistic personality

By Sports Desk December 02, 2020

Jamaica U-23 representative, Kyle Butler, has maintained he is not surprised by his father Craig Butler’s denial of the alleged altercation between the two, which left him with a lacerated arm.

Now deleted photos of the 22-year-old posted to social media earlier this week, showed an injury that he claimed was meted out to him by an unnamed abuser.  He, however, later revealed that the injury occurred after a fight with his father and the Phoenix All-Star Academy owner following his refusal to attend a training session.  The younger Butler claims the injury was sustained after his father threw a knife at him.

The senior Butler has denied any claims of abuse and earlier stated Kyle had sustained the injury after falling on a stick, while at training.  In a subsequent press release he admitted things had become strained between himself and his son, but again denied allegations of abuse.

’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 and want only what is best for him,” Butler’s release, partially read.

While insisting he was somewhat disappointed by his father’s denial of the incident, the younger Butler held that it fit the pattern of being another string in an unsettling, tightly woven yarn of abuse.  In his mind, it is part and parcel of a destructive personality trait.

“That’s what he did with my mother too.  Every time he would abuse my mother he would run to the police and file a report quick, but that’s fine I have the medical reports and everything,” Butler said in an interview with Nationwide Radio.

The player also took the time out to reveal that he was not seriously injured and was recovering with the rest of his family.

“I’m fine.  I’m with my family, me my mother and my sister.  I’m in a little pain, I’m really disappointed.  I’m really hurt that he is trying to go out of his way to lie to make himself look like he is the victim when he is the culprit but that is what you deal with when you have narcissistic people.”

 

 

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