American makes damning statement following resignation as general secretary of CONCACAF.
Fifa is insular, unrepresentative and far too Swiss, according to the man who blew the whistle on corruption at world football’s governing body.
The Zurich-based body has been under scrutiny since Chuck Blazer produced evidence of bribery in the run-up to this summer’s presidential election.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter has promised reforms but Blazer doubts they will deliver wider representation.
“Blatter should be talking to a broader base,” said Blazer.
“The days of tablets of stone being delivered from the mountain should be gone. He isn’t Moses.
“The structure at the moment revolves around national associations. We have to bring other interests into Fifa – clubs, leagues, referees, women. None of these are represented in the executive committee.
“If the issue is cleaning things up, we need a balance of competing interests. We need a broadening of the system.
“At the moment, the chairman of the ethics committee is Swiss, the chair of the disciplinary committee is Swiss. And the president is Swiss.”
Blazer became an unlikely agent for change when he accused senior Fifa colleague and presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam of bribing potential voters at a meeting in Trinidad in May.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
As well as having perhaps the greatest name in world history, Mr Blazer makes some good points about how club power could help re-shape FIFA but is also very doubtful that any kind of ‘actual’ change will occur at football’s world governing body.
It seems that football as a whole is stuck with a FIFA organization that is at best archaic and at worst institutionally corrupt and until those in the game, but outside FIFA, are able to execute real change from the top down, then we can expect more of the same from Sepp and his cohorts.