The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has expressed its support of Reggae Boy Damion Lowe after the defender was allegedly racially abused in a Major League Soccer (MLS) game over the weekend.
Lowe, who represents Inter Miami in MLS, was reportedly called the ‘N word’ by DC United’s Taxi Fountas during an altercation between the players as the clubs faced off last Sunday.
In a statement posted to social media, the JFF said it “…stands in full support of national player Damion Lowe after reports he was addressed with a racist slur in a game on Sunday evening.”
The federation further went on to denounce the alleged actions of Fountas.
“The JFF strongly condemns and abhors racism in any form, whether on or off the field and we stand ready to give whatever support is necessary to Damion.”
MLS, DC United and the Professional Referee Organization are reportedly investigating the incident.