Former World Cup stars raid Trinidad and Tobago FA and seize assets after unpaid fees
Former Trinidad internationals accompanied 15 policeman to seize assets from the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) after the association failed to pay a court settlement for cash owed from the 2006 World Cup.
Some 13 players, including Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones and Arbroath's Collin Samuel plus former Premier League players Shaka Hislop and Stern John, are owed a share of 724,000 US dollars.
The TTFF's failure to pay up saw their headquarters raided and two truckloads of assets taken away for auction including computers, desks, refrigerators, microwaves, uniforms, and beer crates.
Owed: Kenwyne Jones is one of the players who played in the World Cup in 2006 and is owed money
The players were promised half of all revenue from Trinidad's appearance in the 2006 World Cup finals – where they played England, Sweden and Paraguay – by ex-FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, the TTFF's former special advisor who resigned from football last year after a bribery scandal.
Warner later offered the Soca Warriors 880 US dollars each and they reacted by taking the TTFF to court.
Show us the money: Members of the Trinidad and Tobago team warm up prior to a match in the 2006 World Cup
Brent Sancho, the former Dundee and Gillingham player, was among those who accompanied a court official and the policemen.
Sancho told www.wired868.com: 'This is extremely sad day for football and Trinidad and Tobago sport.
'Just a few of years ago, we were in the World Cup and today we are here doing this, but we feel we had no other choice. They had every opportunity to pay this money.'