Melbourne, Jun 22 : One of the men who decided to suspend leading FIFA executives Jack Warner and Mohamed bin Hammam says while football's world governing body has been badly tainted, the game will overcome bribery and corruption issues.
Veteran broadcaster Les Murray, one of the 13 members of FIFA's independent Ethics Committee, tells The Associated Press on Wednesday that FIFA is still seriously in need of reform to rebuild its integrity.
He says “what is on the nose is FIFA, not the game itself.”
Former FIFA Vice President Warner resigned Monday amid a corruption investigation. Bin Hammam, meanwhile, remains provisionally barred while facing accusations of paying bribes to up to 25 Caribbean voters during his campaign to unseat FIFA President Sepp Blatter. AP