Jameson Rigues, the first vice president of the T&T Super League has given his colleagues on the Board - Keith Look Loy, Eddie Dean, Terry Joseph, Clayton Morris and Colin Murray until today to withdraw a letter accusing him of being tardy, and offer an apology.
Rigues said if his request is not acceded to, he will go the distance to protect his character, including seeking legal action.
Rigues, a representative of Guaya United, received a letter on Saturday from League secretary Peter Thomas in which Board members complained about him breaching the code of confidentially by putting the business of the League in the public domain. There were also accusations that Rigues regularly missed Board meetings.
Contacted yesterday Rigues said he checked his attendance record to confirm that he had only missed one Board meeting between April 2018 to April 2019. He also rubbished claims of a confidential breach, saying he has always represented the interests of the clubs, which did not sit too well with Look Loy, who is also the TTSL's representative on the TTFA Board.
Rigues believes there is an agenda to get him off the TTSL Board and it is being pushed by Look Loy. Only recently Rigues said in a newspaper report that Looks Loy was not representing the interests of the super league as the TTFA Board member and was rather engaging in a personal war with football association president David John-Williams. "I do not care about the war with John-Williams as it did not benefit the TTSL," Rigues said.
Guardian Media Sports learnt the letter came from a TTSL meeting on April 30 for which he arrived more than half-an-hour late, as he had to make a daring trek from Guayaguayare to the office of the Home of Football in Balmain, Couva for 5 pm.
Rigues said, "I reached there at 5:38 pm and the meeting was done. That had to be the shortest meeting ever. I made some calls to find out if there was a quorum and was told that Murray was contacted over the phone to make up a quorum." In attendance at the meeting were Look Loy, Morris and Dean only, Rigues explained.
"I see this as an attempt to assassinate my character and I will go the distance to protect it, including seeking legal advice," Rigues said. According to Rigues, as the youngest member of the Board, he is neither for or against Look Loy or John-Williams and only wants to see the sport develops. "With the current fight between the two leaders of local football, it has been hampering growth and preventing corporate citizens from getting involved. It has also seen being destroyed on the field," Rigues said.
Look Loy when contacted said he had no comment to make on the matter as it was the business of the Board.