Motherwell’s Humphrey suspended by Jamaica

Motherwell winger Chris Humphrey has been banned by the Jamaican national team for two matches.

Motherwell winger Chris Humphrey has been banned by the Jamaican national team for two matches.

The 24-year old, along with Birmingham City striker Marlon King, broke curfew after the Reggae Boyz recent loss to Panama and will play no part in upcoming 2014 World Cup qualifiers with Antigua & Barbuda and Guatemala.

“There was a breach of the curfew after the friendly international and the players involved have been told they won’t play in our next two matches,” Jamaican FC spokesperson Nodley Wright said.

“The manager (Theodore Whitmore) has a zero tolerance policy for things like this and it was explained to the players beforehand, so they knew what would happen.

“Chris has been told he won’t be available for selection against Guatemala or Antigua, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road as far as the Jamaican national team is concerned.

“He can be reconsidered. He has missed an excellent opportunity, but the good thing is he’s still young, so he has time on his side.

“If he remains committed and interested, he can be part of things in future.

“After these two games our next games would be in September. That means there is some time and what we hope is that he learns from this.

“As people we all make mistakes and you have to realise that your actions result in consequences.

“But we’re not in the business of writing people off. If he shows a willingness to learn then he can be reconsidered at some point in the future.”

 
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