February 11 – FIFA has suspended the Haitian Football Federation’s head of referees, Rosnick Grant, for 90 days as it continues to investigate allegations of sexual abuse.
Grant, a former international referee who is now president of the FHF’s referees’ commission (Cona) and a vice-president of the FHF, was contacted last August by FIFA’s ethics committee and a FIFA statement confirmed that he has now been suspended and has been notified of the decision.
Last November, FIFA banned former Haiti FA president Yves Jean-Bart for life for sexual abuse, revealing he had “abused his position and sexually harassed and abused various female players, including minors” from 2014. He was also fined CHF1 million for his reign of terror.
FIFA has since been investigating other alleged perpetrators and Britain’s Guardian newspaper claims several alleged victims have provided evidence about Grant, who is responsible for the appointment of referees in Haiti’s domestic leagues.
They claim Grant intimidated young officials by threatening to end their careers if they did not have sex with him.
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