FIFA Vice President Jack Warner said he resigned from soccer’s governing body because he lost the enthusiasm to continue and that people within the organization “sought to undermine me in ways that are unimaginable.”
Jack Warner, the former FIFA vice president who quit yesterday, said he’d “die first” rather than meet with former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who’s investigating allegations of bribery within the soccer body.
FIFA suspended former vice-president Jack Warner and Mohamed Bin Hammam, the head of Asian soccer, because it had “compelling” evidence against them in a bribery investigation, a report into the case said.
Jack Warner, the former FIFA vice president who quit soccer’s governing body amid a bribery investigation, applauded the top sports court’s decision to overturn former Asian soccer head Mohamed Bin Hammam’s life ban.
FIFA Vice Chairman Jack Warner ended his near 30-year association with soccer’s governing body today, resigning from all his posts in the sport before the conclusion of an inquiry into bribery allegations against him.
Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner rejected corruption charges stemming from his term as president of CONCACAF, the soccer federation overseeing the Caribbean and North and Central America, and said he’ll probably seek a return to Trinidad & Tobago’s parliament.
Jack Warner, former FIFA vice president, comments on why he quit soccer’s governing body after almost 30 years. He resigned amid a FIFA investigation into his conduct by former FBI Director Louis Freeh. Warner and Mohamed Bin Hammam, the head of soccer in Asia, were alleged to have attempted to bribe officials to vote for Bin Hammam over FIFA’s incumbent president, Sepp Blatter. They deny the allegations.