Stakeholders assess judgement against JFF president

Report by RJRGLEANER Communications Group Sports Reporter Jeremain Brown

Produced by Brian Lewis

At least two stakeholders feel Michael Ricketts’ future as Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president is safe despite a defamation court ruling against him on Wednesday.

Ricketts will have to fork out over $9 million for derogatory comments he made about owner of Sporting Central Academy Ainsley Lowe in 2017. Former JFF president Tony James doesn't see the board taking the bold step of asking Ricketts to step down.

Meanwhile, long serving St An FA president Danny Beckford says he is willing to give the issue more time.

And if Ricketts should get the vote of confidence from the majority, it would not be far-fetched for him to challenge it on a specific premise.

According to FIFA's diversity and anti-discriminatory policy, discrimination of any kind on account of race, skin colour, ethnic, national or social origin, religion, sexual orientation is strictly prohibited and punishable by suspension or expulsion.



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