Leech slams FIFA corruption

Lib Dem Sports spokesperson and South Manchester MP John Leech has called for radical reform of FIFA following a damning dossier compiled by the FA and obtained and published in the Sunday Times.

John is supporting calls to recall the FA to the Select Committee, ask FIFA to explain their actions and to publish in full the Garcia report.

John Leech MP said today, “If just a small proportion of what is alleged is true, it shows FIFA to be both corrupt and badly run. I call on FIFA to publish the Garcia report in full and explain their actions.”

John added, “If the evidence we have received is true, the FA also has a case to answer. At best they have been economical with the truth when answering questions from our Select Committee, and they need to explain who knew what and when regarding FIFA corruption.

John concluded, “It is clear to me that sponsors and national football governing bodies need to work together to clean up FIFA. The current shambles cannot be allowed to continue indefinitely.

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