|AZKALS: ANGEL GUIRADO (L) AND LEXTON MOY (R)|
The former president Fidel Ramos’ daughter Crostina Ramos calls for sanctions against Azkals’ Lexton Moy and Angel Guirado.
What they allegedly did?
On February 29, 2012, Azkals and
’s champion football team
had a friendly match to bring solidarity between the two nations and instill a
sense of healthy competition and pride in Filipinos but a startling issue ruins
the event as Match Commissioner Cristina Ramos files a sexual harassment
complaint against two members of the Azkals. Malaysia
According to latest celebrity update of GMA News report, Ramos, a former member of the Football Federation [AFC] Women’s Committee and former president of the Philippine Olympic Committee, already filed the complaint against the two members of Azkals American-born Fil-Chinese Lexton Moy and Filipino-Spanish Angel Guirado before the disciplinary committee of the AFC.
Ramos called for sanctions against Moy and Guirado in a letter addressed to the chairman of the AFC Disciplinary Committee Mr. Lim Kia Tong.
The incident happened “during the team check for the friendly match between the Philippines and Malaysia (both ‘A’ teams) on 29 February 2012, 1900H, at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium, Manila, Philippines,” according to Cristine Ramos’ complaint.
Furthermore, she noted that at the appointed time of 1745H (5:45pm), she came to the Azkals changing room for the team check with Fourth Official Wilfredo Bermejo and liaison officer Joseph Gensaya. Upon knocking, they were told the team would be ready in five minutes. However, she narrated that upon entering the changing room of the Philippine team and introducing herself and her companions, the players allegedly ‘remained rowdy and noisy, apparently not taking the team checking seriously and almost ignoring our presence.’
On her individual check, she called on player Lexton Moy, who is standing on her right side, allegedly “said in a loud voice, ‘Must be a B cup’” Apparently this remark elicited loud laughter from the players. She noted that she was the only female in the room, and figured he was talking about her bra size 9as opposed to the players’ athletic cups, which are classified by sizes-small, medium, etc.-as opposed to the letters A, B, C and so on).
She also included in her complaint that when it was the time to check Angel Guirado, he allegedly stood in front of her “purposely just wearing his briefs an made no attempt to wear shorts of cover his underwear.” Then again, she pointed out that this elicited loud laughter from the rest of the players.
Ramos also stated that, “While all this was happening, none of the Philippine team officials present nor the team captain, JAMES JOSEPH YOUNGHUSBAND (no.7), made any attempts to discipline the players and tell them to behave properly.” She also claimed that they were also laughing and “seemed to be enjoying the revelry at my expense.”
The complaint ended by saying, “I have not experience this crude and totally shameful behavior from a national team anywhere before this incident. This kind of sexiest and demeaning behavior has no place in football, and should therefore be sanctioned.”