It comes as no surprise that Lester Sealey has found it fit to voice his opinion on which day a legitimate staffer of Kaieteur News should publish his article. This is so because he has been allowed to publish personal attacks on other individuals with alarming frequency by those who supervise the Kaieteur Sports Department, a situation that I find totally unacceptable, and one that I had cause to discuss with my immediate Editor.
Sealey, who I know very well, has consistently, but so far unsuccessfully sought to denigrate officials solely from the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), while also attempting to scare away sponsors and potential sponsors.
In direct reference to my gripe with the article dated Tuesday, December 17, Sealey, perhaps perturbed by my interview with GFF President Christopher Matthias which was captioned “Matthias not being intimidated by those with hidden agendas,” wanted to usurp the role of the Editor or even prompt his position on which day a legitimate staffer’s article should be published.
His brazen, but dim-witted suggestion could only have been arrived at after being afforded the space regularly to emit his unwarranted castigations on legally-appointed officials of the GFF, whose stance and actions to rid the game of bad governance runs counter-productive to him and his kind wishes.
How could you explain his direct attack on a long-serving servant of the game by the name of Lawrence ‘Sparrow’ Griffith, when he openly questioned his posture for asking the fraternity to support Matthias’ plans for the development of the game?
Now here is an individual (Griffith) who has worked under various Presidents of the Federation, which evidently means that he has found favour with them through his professionalism, unlike Sealey, who did not stay and help clean-up the mess caused by previous administrations.
He chose to run away, an act, which he continues to perform until today, while his supposed association allows him regular space in this newspaper.
I have always encouraged that letter writers, both critical and supportive, be afforded space in the newspapers, but Sealey has shown a malignant proclivity to be mordant and giddy.
Football has over the past nine months gone through a lot of trials as it tries to regain lost ground after being subjected to decades of poor governance – reflected in the mammoth debt burden inherited by the current administration, and while no one is asking for critics or even stakeholders to turn a blind eye to any evidence of imprudence or bad governance, it would help if constructive offerings could be aired out instead of the vindictiveness that is regularly spewed by Sealey.
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