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Austin banned

Ezra Stuart

Austin banned

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After just one week acting as interim CONCACAF president, Barbadian Lisle Austin has been red-carded.  
Austin, who had replaced the suspended Jack Warner amid a FIFA bribery scandal, has been provisionally banned from all football activities within CONCACAF and at the national level.
A notice on the CONCACAF website said the decision was taken by a majority of CONCACAF Executive Committee members for “apparent infringement of the CONCACAF statutes”. Austin’s ban took effect from last Thursday and the verdict has already been sent to FIFA to be extended worldwide.
But he isn’t taking it sitting down; and claims the meeting called in his absence, and the subsequent decision to suspend him, are both illegal.
In a statement released yesterday, Austin said any meeting held without his sanction was also a contravention of CONCACAF statutes.
Read the full story in today’s SUNDAY SUN.