Probe into sexual harassment allegations in football hierarchy a big step forward – de Souza

Karen de Souza

Head of Red Thread Karen de Souza has described the recent investigation into claims of sexual harassment made by women football referees as a “big step forward” in terms of the hierarchy of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) taking things seriously and being prepared to protect members and players. 

She expressed the hope that this will provide a signal to other sports organisations to follow the lead and even to go further and engage members in crafting protocols for sexual conduct and relations between members of associations. 

A recently conducted Commission of Inquiry (COI)  recommended the removal of GFF’s Head of Referees Stanley Lancaster and Referee Assessor Roy MacArthur from their respective posts, well-placed sources say. ….

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