Jamaica hit back in King row
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jamaica Football president Crenston Boxhill has refuted Marlon King's claims.
Jamaica Football president Crenston Boxhill has refuted Marlon King's claim that he was not kicked out of his country's training camp in preparation for their game with England.
The Watford striker insists it was his decision to leave the camp because he had grown frustrated at the disorganised nature of Jamaica's preparations for Saturday's game.
Reports had suggested King had broken a curfew and then abused Jamaica officials on arriving at the hotel where they were staying, all claims rejected by the player.
However, Boxhill has now countered that King was intoxicated on arrival at Jamaica's camp and that he was expelled immediately.
''Marlon returned to the hotel, a little intoxicated, in the company of uninvited guests,'' he told the Daily Mirror.
''I'm quite familiar with my team members. I know how they dress and how they look. I also know their hairstyles.
''These were not members of the team. When met by senior members of the team's management he said some inappropriate things which were embarrassing, disrespectful to the team, and to Jamaica.
''As the president I had to take a stand, even though Marlon was an integral part of the team. We had no choice but to ask him to leave.''