Statement re Sepp Blatter
2 June 2015
#NewFIFANow welcomes the announcement today from Sepp Blatter that he intends resigning from the FIFA Presidency.
This is another encouraging step for football.
However, to achieve genuine systemic reform of FIFA, we need a new FIFA and not one ‘organised’ in the coming months until a FIFA Congress can be arranged by Mr Blatter’s colleagues inside and outside FIFA House to carry on with the ‘FIFA Way’. FIFA has shown that it cannot be trusted to reform itself.
For this reason, #NewFIFANow will continue to advocate with fans, football associations, supporters groups, sponsors, player representatives and governments for the establishment of a short-term independent reform commission to completely transform the governance of world football.
What is needed is systemic change to the governance arrangements, not shuffling of deck chairs.