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September 24, 2021

Member of FIFA’s Ethics Committee resigns in protest

Gubter Hirsch, an important member of the International Football Federation’s Ethics Committee has resigned in protest against the world body’s failure to tackle corruption among its members. Hirsch’s decision comes after FIFA’s image was “tarnished” by the latest bribery scandals. German lawyer Gubter Hirsch (67), member of FIFA’s Ethics Committee, announced his decision in a letter sent to Committee President Claudio Sulser. “The events of the past few weeks have raised and strengthened the impression that responsible persons in FIFA have no real interest in playing an active role in resolving, punishing and avoiding violations against ethic regulations of FIFA,” the German lawyer wrote in his letter, the German press informs. Several FIFA members were sanctioned last year, including two important members of the Executive Committee. Amos Adamu and Reynald Temarii were suspended from all offices for three years and one year respectively after undercover reporters from the ‘Sunday Times’ offered them money in return for their votes on choosing the host nations for World Cup 2018 and 2022.

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