Clynt Taylor, general secretary of the Central Football Association (CFA) is set to face legal action from former national defender Ancil Elcock, Guardian Media Sports was reliably informed on Friday.
It is understood, Taylor was the author of a letter written to the Chaguanas Borough Corporation last year, in his capacity as representative of CFA, asking the Borough to reconsider its decision to name a ground situated on Frederick Settlement in Caroni, after the former national defender, due to his lifestyle.
Elcock who played for the MLS (USA's Major League Soccer) team Columbus Crew between 1997 and 2001 (130 games and 7 goals), and has 69 caps for the national team between 1994 and 2004, is claiming defamation of character by Taylor. The first hearing has been set for October 15.
Contacted on Friday Taylor said his association was contacted by a few of its members requesting it does something about the naming of the ground in Elcock's name, since his lifestyle has been unbecoming of a person being so honoured, and who is can be viewed as a role model.
It is understood the borough has been considering the request by the CFA. Attempts to reach Elcock were unsuccessful. Elcock also played for Tobago United in the Professional Football League from 2003-2008. However, he became infamous for fracturing Mexican superstar Cuauhtémoc Blanco in a World Cup qualification match in 2000 at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.
The T&T defender was shown a straight red card by the referee for excessive force, although he was already on a yellow card.
SOURCE: T&T Guardian