This notice is to inform American Football in Central America website visitors that after a consistent 6 FULL YEARS, January 2012 - January 2018, webmaster (Ms Elle) took the very difficult, although socially responsible, moral and ethical correct decision to BOYCOTT from January 1st, 20-18 PROMOTING and/or providing English media or international reporting or networking services for the AFFP and any American Football leagues within Panama that 25+ years veteran coach/player Alan Lydna participates (i.e. AFFP, PMFL, Flag Leagues, Laps507, AYF(private)... etc). (Ms Elle) is an 'independent' and is not bound or obligated to any one country or league by contractual agreement or salary or sponsor(s). Entirely volunteer. Therefore it is of her own sole decision and discretion to promote or not to promote countries/leagues.
(Ms Elle) currently refuses to promote or recommend directly or indirectly Lydna or any league or individual that supports him. A few (not all) presidents in Panama Football were 'confidentially' informed over the course of 20-17 by (Ms Elle), being respectful of the good reputation of the sport. (Ms Elle) went to great lengths and exhaustive effort to explain the 'concerning situation' whereby Lydna betrayed and disrespected 'Football Relationship Trust' (football bond) by his own acts of selfish-sinister-atrocities he purposefully (with premeditated intent) made/caused against (Ms Elle) during March of 2017. He 'abused' the same kind of 'Football Relationship Trust' that female players give to their male coaches. American Football outside of North America is more or less a volunteer sport whereby TRUST is a 'basic foundation' for the sport to function. Relationships developed via/within the sport hold a merit of unspoken trust. Without that unspoken trust volunteer organizations such as American Football leagues cannot function.
Unfortunately the few (not all) Panama presidents that the 'concerning situation' was confided to didn't take affirmative action to 'internally investigate' the report (with supporting evidence) provided by (Ms Elle). Lydna has yet to be held 'accountable' and 'responsible' for the (emotional, physical and financial destruction) he made/caused to (Ms Elle) that impeded her daily life and survival for the better part of 2017 which also ultimately severely hindered her ability to continue promoting American Football in Central America at her annual expected standard. (Ms Elle wants it to be known that she does not live in Panama and is not a registered member of any Panama Football leagues but she is a known and credible member of the 'football community' for several years in Central America.) Along with no internal investigation Lydna was not even 'considered' to be put on probation/suspension or psychologically evaluated as what would have been required if such a similar alleged report was made against a coach/player in a recognized USA league, especially considering Lydna is known to coach youth/teenage (boys/girls). This is American Football. The USA's #1 National Sport. (Ms Elle's) opinion; To uphold the 'integrity' and 'safety' of the sport regulations 'should' follow the same in 'foreign countries' that are partaking in the sport as they do in the USA. But hey, that is just (Ms Elle's) opinion...
After one full year (mid-March to mid-March) of (Ms Elle) attempting to gain a 'resolution' for the selfish-sinister-atrocities Lydna made/caused to her under the guise of their 'Football Relationship Trust', no other option was available to (Ms Elle), but to go public about Lydna and boycott promoting Panama Football leagues that Lydna participates. Going public was definitely a last option and not one that (Ms Elle) wanted to pursue. She procrastinated time and time again but one year is ENOUGH! (Ms Elle) wants it to be known that she wanted this situation to be resolved privately and internally, preferably by Lydna himself. Since he showed that to be an 'impossible mission' to achieve and since the situation was not resolved; it became apparent to (Ms Elle) that staying silent only contributes to 'enabling' Lydna to 'continue' his selfish-sinister-atrocities to others, if he decides to do so, and continue to not be held 'accountable' or 'responsible'.
If you are reading this 'notice' and you are acquainted with Lydna in Panama Football don't bother inquiring to him about the situation because he has already shown himself on several occasions to COMPLETELY DENY and take NO 'accountability' or 'responsibility'. Or he just simply refused to answer any direct questions (silent-treatment) with a total shutdown. Hint: His personality type will not allow him to admit his guilt or express any empathy. (Ms Elle) 'experienced' his consistent 'pathological lies' to 'manipulate', 'deny' and 'get-away' with his selfish-sinister-atrocities made/against her. Hint: His (gas-lighting) response (which is very standard and 'expected' of his personality type) to deflect his 'guilt' has been 'She's crazy!'. The more he says 'she's crazy', the more guilty he shows himself. (Ms Elle) finds his response quite dubious considering the 'seriousness' of the situation.
An apology from (Ms Elle) goes out to the 20-17 PMFL Championship team, Panama Raptors F.A. as no American Football in Central America website coverage or English media coverage was published for the Final as had been done during the previous years. Once again 100% because of the unresolved situation with Lydna.
Regarding the 20-18 Central American Bowl II, February 4-10. Only the most 'basic' information pertaining to AFFP National Team 'i.e. team/schedule/score' was promoted by (Ms Elle) on the American Football in Central America website and other forms of English media as not to upset the 'overall coverage' of the tournament. No 'special' coverage was given during this tournament to Panama National Team by (Ms Elle) as had been done for the CA Bowl I in 20-13 and other AFFP National Team tournaments such as Panama vs Brazil in 20-15. Once again 100% because of the unresolved situation with Lydna.
(Ms Elle) is willing to re-evaluate her 20-18 (or longer) boycott of Panama Football leagues that Lydna participates if the situation becomes resolved. Although Lydna has already shown to (Ms Elle) his absolute 'arrogance' and 'confidence' that he is 'unstoppable' and 'untouchable'. Omnipotent! It's no wonder Lydna believes he can permanently 'get away' with his atrocities made/against (Ms Elle). FYI: Lydna 'expected' that (Ms Elle) would return to her country and stay 'silent'... (What a stupid assumption made by Lydna. Since (Ms Elle's) professional career is branding/marketing communications and PR/media... hahaha... and she voluntarily contributes/manages 'several' American Football platforms.) ...about the situation and when she confronted him several months later with 'another person involved' he immediately blocked (Ms Elle) from ALL possible forms of communication so he could 'avoid' being held 'accountable' and 'responsible'. Pathetic behavior.
(Ms Elle) has learned over the past one-year the alpha-male, chauvinistic, machisto, PATRIARCHAL structure in Panama Football does not 'punish bad behaviors' conducted by men in the sport, but rather lets the 'bad behaviors' to simply continue and thrive at leisure, 'potentially' leading to endangering the safety and well-being of girls/women (emotionally/physically) affiliated with the sport (locally/internationally). (Ms Elle's) opinion; Atrocities shouldn't/don't need to be reported, processed and 'prosecuted' in criminal law (which for the most part NEVER happens in Latin America or if by the rare chance it does only after extensive time) BEFORE 'social responsibility' action is taken to prevent a 'potential' threat and protect participants of a volunteer organization. Once again, but hey, that is just (Ms Elle's) opinion...
All the views expressed above are those of (Ms Elle) and not a representation of American Football in Central America website or any of the leagues mentioned in the above content. (Ms Elle) is simply a 'VICTIM' of an alleged crime (that really 'did' happen, but she can't 'technically' say that in the above content because it was not 'officially' reported to the police by (Ms Elle) in Panama BECAUSE... (imagine this scenario)... (Ms Elle), a white skinned, blonde, petite, 'foreign woman' visiting the country of Panama on a 'tourist visa' walks into a Panama City, Panama (Central America) downtown police station to report atrocities made/against her by a Panamanian, middle-aged, big, bully, former-career Panamanian special forces/op policeman. Hmmm, her word against his????? Well, we all KNOW where 'this' report is going... into the trash bin... and the policeman receiving the report will be wishing (Ms Elle) a nice flight back to her country of stay (which by the way is not her native country of origin). So why bother... Will be just another example of the male dominant patriarchal system at work repressing women.
American Football leagues in Panama that the webmaster (Ms Elle) will continue to promote on the American Football in Central America website and other forms of English media during 20-18 are as followed...
Liga Panamena de Arena Football
Women's Panamena de Arena Football (8 v 8)
Chiriqui and Provincial Leagues Still To Be Added In March
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Ms Elle, webmaster. Webmaster content copyright 2015-2018. All rights reserved.
Ms Elle, webmaster. Webmaster content copyright 2015-2018. All rights reserved.