20 June, 2011

Jack Warner Resigns from CONCACAF

I don't know what to make of this. Is FIFA buying out Warner's contract and thus keeping everything under the rug? Or are they just saying he's leaving by "mutual agreement"? Either way, Warner's out but there is always that outside chance he may be back... he was never fired you know...

From FIFA's own website:
"Jack A. Warner has informed FIFA about his resignation from his posts in international football.

FIFA regrets the turn of events that have led to Mr Warner’s decision.
His resignation has been accepted by world football’s governing body, and his contribution to international football and to Caribbean football in particular and the CONCACAF confederation are appreciated and acknowledged.

Mr Warner is leaving FIFA by his own volition after nearly 30 years of service, having chosen to focus on his important work on behalf of the people and government of Trinidad and Tobago as a Cabinet Minister and as the Chairman of the United National Congress, the major party in his country’s coalition government.

The FIFA Executive Committee, the FIFA President and the FIFA management thank Mr Warner for his services to Caribbean, CONCACAF and international football over his many years devoted to football at both regional and international level, and wish him well for the future.

As a consequence of Mr Warner’s self-determined resignation, all Ethics Committee procedures against him have been closed and the presumption of innocence is maintained. "
I still feel dirty reading it, so how's that for transparency Blatter?

Photo: Daily Mail

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