FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner Resigns

So much for that tsunami of football, eh Jack? Jack Warner, former head of CONCACAF and FIFA vice-president, has resigned his various positions in international football and walked away from FIFA. This conveniently happened after a major scandal saw Sepp Blatter maintain his position as President by running unopposed in an election and left Warner facing corruption allegations (along with supposed-to-be-presidential-candidate Mohamed bin Hammam).

It's a very odd situation that has the ring of Warner falling on his own sword so as not to be embarrassed by the impending FIFA investigation - one which would have both parties looking worse than Carlos Tevez on a bad hair day. With Warner no longer part of FIFA, the charges against him have been dropped, as the statement released by FIFA gleefully points out:

The FIFA Executive Committee, the FIFA President and the FIFA management thank Mr Warner for his services to Caribbean, CONCACAF and international football over his many years devoted to football at both regional and international level, and wish him well for the future.

As a consequence of Mr Warner’s self-determined resignation, all Ethics Committee procedures against him have been closed and the presumption of innocence is maintained.

So, Warner has resigned rather than face a serious corruption charge, and because he resigned, he clearly is not corrupt. Got all that? Good.

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