King handed Jamaica ban
07 Feb 2007 - 10:51:02
Watford striker Marlon King's international future could be over after the Jamaican Football Federation handed a two-year ban to the 26-year-old.
King was involved in an incident before Jamaica's friendly international against England last summer and was expelled from the squad for disciplinary reasons.
A four-person committee has examined the case and decided to impose a two-year ban on the former Gillingham and Nottingham Forest forward.
"They looked at the case and the decision taken by the management committee in England was upheld," general secretary of the JFF Burchell Gibson told The Jamaica Observer.
"The committee also further imposed a two-year suspension on Mr King from all national duty and representation of all football staged by Jamaica or any of the Jamaican teams effective the 31st of May 2006, so that will expire on the 30th of May 2008.
"If he does not appeal, or if he appeals and is not successful, then he would not be eligible to represent any Jamaican team or participate in any Jamaica-sanctioned game until May 2008."