#FixFIFA or be consigned to oblivion
October 10, 2015
The FIFA Executive and FIFA Congress have been advised again that it’s time to be on the right side of history by supporting an external independent FIFA Reform Commission to introduce governance reforms to football administration.
In letters to the FIFA Executive Committee members, and the 209 football associations and six confederations that comprise the FIFA Congress, #NewFIFANow has reiterated to global football officials that they should think about the future of football rather than their position in football.
Since first raising these issues with the FIFA Executive Committee and Congress members earlier this year, the crisis at FIFA has deepened.
In the meantime, the push for external independent governance reform has gathered momentum.
Coca-Cola, VISA, McDonald’s, the European Parliament, FIFPro, Football Supporters’ Europe, Football Supporters’ UK, the International Trade Union Confederation, Transparency International and the International Olympic Committee now all agree that external independent reform is necessary.
“Not the faux independence of the current committee - but led by an eminent person who commands the respect of the global community, who can be assisted by other independent governance experts with no links to sport or to football, none of whom want a role in football once the job is done,” states #NewFIFANow.
World football officials are asked to do the “honourable thing” for the game they love by agreeing to an external independent interim time-limited FIFA Reform Commission led by an eminent person.
“It is time to fix FIFA. For the game, for the world.”
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