Former English FA chairman steps down from FIFA Council

Greg Clarke

Greg Clarke stepped down from the FIFA Council on Thursday, two days after resigning as English Football Association (FA) chairman.

Clarke had to resign his FA position, after having referred to “coloured footballers” during questions from members of the Parliament in Britain.

European football governing body UEFA said Clarke had spoken to its president Aleksander Ceferin on Thursday and agreed to resign as one of its representatives on the FIFA Council.

The Council is the main decision-making body of the world football organisation.

“Following a telephone call this morning between the UEFA President and Greg Clarke, they agreed with Clarke’s proposal that he should step down with immediate effect from his position as a UEFA representative on the FIFA Council,” UEFA said in an emailed statement to Reuters.

The 63-year-old Clarke was widely criticised after making a series of inappropriate comments while taking questions from members of the Digital, Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS) select committee on Tuesday.

He later apologised for his choice of words. Clarke, a former Leicester City chairman, was elected to the FIFA Council in February 2019. (Reuters/NAN)

– Nov. 12, 2020 @ 17:35 GMT |

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