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English FA official quits FIFA in Blatter protest

01 June 2015, 21:06

London - One of the English Football Association's two independent directors has resigned from FIFA's anti-discrimination task force following Sepp Blatter's re-election as president of world football's global governing body.

Heather Rabbatts said the corruption crisis engulfing FIFA was "disastrous" for its reputation and added it was "unacceptable" that so little reform of the organisation had taken place.

Also read: Sepp Blatter slams US action

Rabbatts had been a member of FIFA's anti-discrimination task force chaired by Jeffrey Webb, the FIFA vice-president from the Cayman Islands who was one of the seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich on corruption charges last week.

As well as the arrest of seven FIFA officials, 18 other people connected to football were indicted on corruption charges by the US Department of Justice.

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