The Philippine Football Federation Disciplinary Committee has cleared Philippine national men’s football team members Lexton Moy and Angel Guirado of sexual harassment charges filed by former Philippine Olympic Committee president Cristy Ramos last March.
Azkals team manager Dan Palami said in a statement Friday night that the committee found no evidence to the prove the complaint.
“It is to the relief of the team and the management that such a serious charge has been found to be without foundation but this is no surprise to us,” Palami said.
Palami added that suspensions were handed to “other parties not involved with the case”, although he did not name anyone. However, the decision will be appealed.
The PFF Disciplinary Committee, chaired by lawyer Eric Ingles, acts independently from the PFF. Last May, it suspended Filipino-British Matthew Hartmann from playing in any PFF-sanctioned games after leaving the National Under-23 squad in the 2011 Southeast Asian Games due to a reported clash with coach Hans Michael Weiss.
Ramos, a FIFA official who served as commissioner for the Azkals’ friendly match against Malaysia last March, filed a complaint after claiming that she was sexually harassed by Moy and Guirado while checking their locker room before the game.
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