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At least it made a nice photo op
by Paul Kennedy, February 9th, 2012 5:07PM

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[WORLD VIEW] The photo in the Trinidad Express said it all: T&T international Anthony Wolfe stood in the street directing a truck carrying away computers and furniture from the Trinidad & Tobago Football Federation offices in Port of Spain in an attempt to collect on the money owed by the TTFF to members of the 2006 World Cup team.

The players had a deal with TTFF special adviser Jack Warner -- who resigned in disgrace from soccer last year, throwing the affairs of T&T, Caribbean and Concacaf soccer into chaos -- promising them a 50 percent share of all World Cup revenues when the Soca Warriors went to Germany 2006. The players first won a judgment in 2008, but Warner and the TTFF have been throwing judicial obstacles in their way ever since.

Brent Sancho, Atiba Charles and Cyd Gray were also present along with court and police officers in an effort to collect on the more than $700,000 owed 13 players. They were finally paid, also under court order, a sum of more than $1 million earlier last year.

"This is not our fault," Sancho, the former St. John's University star, told the Express. "To date, the TTFF have not paid a cent towards the High Court judgment. All we have gotten from them is disrespect. They have totally ignored the court judgment. And while carting away some furniture will not recoup the monies owed to us, it at least shows them our intent."

Acting TTFF president Lennox Watson said of the action was meant to embarrass his organization, which has struggled financially as its sugar daddy, Warner, saw his access to money-making soccer ventures dry up.

"I don't think seizing the furniture was an appropriate action because it still will not clear the amount that is owed," he said. "I have inherited this from the former president [Oliver Camps] and it is now up to me to find some sort of settlement. What it means is that we do not have furniture in our office. The day-to-day running of football is affected, but the development program of our national team continues. It has not affected the program of the national under-23, under-17 and under-15 teams."

But at least the levy did make a nice photo op.



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