This notice is to inform American Football in Central America website visitors that after a CONSISTENT 6 FULL YEARS, from January 2012 - January 2018, webmaster (Ms Elle) took the very difficult, although socially responsible, moral and ethical correct decision to BOYCOTT from January 1st, 2018 PROMOTING and / or providing English media or international reporting of tournaments or networking services for the La Asociacion de Football Americano de Panama (AFFP) and any American Football leagues within PANAMA that 25+ years veteran coach / player ALAN LYDNA participates. (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 latter months of 2017 by (Ms Elle), being respectful of the reputation of the sport. (Ms Elle) went to great lengths and exhaustive effort to explain the 'concerning situation' whereby Lydna allegedly betrayed and disrespected 'Football Relationship Trust (football bond) by his own acts of alleged selfish-sinister-atrocities he purposefully (with premeditated intent) made / caused against (Ms Elle) during March of 2017. He allegedly 'abused' and 'took advantage' of the same kind of 'Football Relationship Trust' that female players give to their male coaches. Flag/American Football outside of North America is more or less a volunteer sport whereby TRUST and RESPECT are a 'basic foundation' for the sport to function. Relationships developed via / within the sport hold a merit of unspoken trust and respect. Without that unspoken trust and respect volunteer organizations such as Flag/American Football leagues cannot function safely.
The wording 'allegedly/alleged' in the above and proceeding statement has only been included to be 'legally concise' for publication.
(Ms Elle) has also come to the conclusion (based on numerous previous attempts during 2017) that Lydna has and will always DENY DENY DENY the allegations as not to take 'accountability' and 'responsibility'. Actually Lydna stated in his final communication with (Ms Elle) on June 25th, 2017 just before cutting-off all forms of possible dialogue, "He does not have to take responsibility for nothing". (Ms Elle) learned from professional sources months later that denial and not taking responsibility are two very 'standard' reactions for his personality disposition. Another 'standard' reaction she learned from professional sources for his personality disposition is when Lydna stated to (Ms Elle) during that same final communication, 'You're Crazy!' which is actually one of the most commonly recognized 'gas-lighting' techniques to discredit the accuser. Even though, (Ms Elle) still found it to be a very unsettling inhumane response considering the 'severity' of the entire situation.
(Ms Elle) wants it to be known that going public April, 2018 with her 'reasons' for boycotting selected Panama Football leagues since January, 2018 became her 'last' option after she 'resisted' publicly exposing the Lydna situation for an entire 12 months even after numerous failed attempts with Lydna and numerous failed attempts with selected Panama Football league presidents. (Ms Elle) wanted this 'entire situation' to be resolved quietly, internally and come to a mutual resolution with Lydna and leagues. (Ms Elle) had grown very tired since March, 2017 of the unresolved Lydna situation. At the end of February 2018, after an additional few last pitch efforts with selected presidents, she continued to receive 'BULLSHIT EXCUSES' as to why they can't take affirmative action to investigate her report and consider her serious concerns for other Flag/American Football community females both local and foreign. Please note, (Ms Elle) does not reside in Panama. She has no residency/legal status in Panama. She visits Panama on Tourist Visa status, for a short fixed duration of time, no different than any other visiting foreign Flag/American Football community member. Basically if the Lydna situation could happen to her, it could happen to anyone else. (Ms Elle) was disheartened and disappointed to learn that the Federation president invited 11 international Flag female teams to Panama during August for a week long tournament after he 'refused' to acknowledge her serious concerns for other females in the sport.
(Ms Elle) finally one day just 'stopped caring'!!! Stopped caring about what people in the entirety of Panama Football would think. Stopped caring about what anyone in the entire population of Panama would think. Realistically speaking the entire population of Panama including all of it's refugees and illegals is equivalent to the population of one major city in North America. Really, quite insignificant to (Ms Elle) as she has already lived on four continents and in several countries and traveled other countries. She stopped caring about protecting the reputation of Panama Football. She stopped caring about protecting the reputation of Lydna. She stopped caring if Panama Football would in-turn ostracize her for taking a stand in her 'own defense'. She even stopped caring what leaders on the international Flag/American Football level would think. She just stopped caring about a lot of things that previously mattered to her. With finally not caring about what people in the Flag/American Football community would think she finally felt empowered. Felt empowered to not stay 'quiet' any longer.
(Ms Elle) did notify Lydna during April, 2017 that one day she will tell everyone if he did not 'Man Up' to his selfish actions. She gave him fair warning. Although that was months before she learned from professional sources the characteristics of his personality disposition. Although, she still hopes a miracle will happen and Lydna will 'Man Up' one day to his selfish actions and take 'accountability' and 'responsibility' and a mutual resolution is reached. Possibly one day with the assistance of 'socially responsible leaders' who care more about their Flag/American Football community members than protecting their leagues public image, status positions, and sponsors... Just based on the information and evidence (Ms Elle) provided to the select league presidents, that should have been enough to cause alarming concern.
(Ms Elle) wants it to be known that she recognizes Lydna is an excellent coach and an excellent player and has been very committed to the sport and he full-well deserves that recognition. Qualities she also admired. As a matter of fact it was because of those same qualities that led to her first communication with Lydna in the Spring of 2016 when she interviewed him for an article that was published (although she has since deleted him from the article to be socially responsible).
However, just because Lydna is an excellent coach and an excellent player should not 'excuse' him from being held 'accountable' and 'responsible' for his selfish actions against another football community member. Nor does it excuse league presidents from investigating a report and taking affirmative action.
(Ms Elle) hopes that one day the Lydna situation will be mutually resolved and league presidents in Panama Football will fix the 'broken-system' that she discovered (through her experience) to exist. A 'broken-system' that is full of 'dis-connects' of 'no accountability' and 'no responsibility', no different than the behavior Lydna showed towards (Ms Elle) and also one of the reasons why (along with his personality disposition) she believes Lydna showed towards her 'absolute confidence' and 'absolute arrogance' that he would 'get away' with his alleged selfish-sinister-atrocities. No doubt, he felt protected by the broken-system. (Ms Elle) believes the 'broken-system' in Panama Football has been in existence for the past few decades and believes it needs to be fixed for the sake of their own Flag/American Football community members and visiting Flag/American Football community members.
(Ms Elle) hopes that one day she can continue promoting Panama Football and delete this boycott notice from the website. It will depend on Lydna and Panama Football to 'Man-Up' to being 'accountable' and 'responsible' to the Flag/American Football community members.
Note: (Ms Elle) wants it to be known that since the Spring of 2017 she began disclosing information about the Lydna situation in 'variable increments' to specific people in Panama Football. Some people were informed less information, while others were informed more information. As the months went on and she felt more comfortable sharing the Lydna situation she disclosed more details. It took around 5 months before she got the courage to tell the full story for the first time.
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 follows...
Liga Panamena de Arena Football
Chiriqui and Provincial Leagues Still To Be Added In September
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