Sacked FIFA officials says removal 'politically motivated'

09 May 2017 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
Changes in FIFA's ethics comittee

In a statement, the sacked chief ethics investigator and the chief judge said that the removal was "politically motivated."

They also said, "The impending removal will affect the work of the ethics commission and means the de facto end of FIFA's reform efforts."

The duo claimed that they wished to continue their work and said that world football will suffer after the decision.

In context: Changes in FIFA's ethics comittee

AboutFIFA's Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee is one of the three judicial bodies of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and was set up in the year 2006.

The aim of the Ethics Committee is to investigate the possible violations of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

There are two chambers of this committee - Investigatory Chamber and the Adjudicatory Chamber.

Rulings by the Ethics Committee

FIFA's Ethics Committee was responsible for suspension and removal of various corrupt officials including former FIFA President Sepp Blatter, Secretary General Jerome Valcke and French football coach Michel Platini.
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FIFA replaces chief ethics investigator and judge

09 May 2017FIFA replaces chief ethics investigator and judge

FIFA ruling council voted out the chief ethics investigator Cornel Borbely and top judge Hans-Joachim Eckert in sync with various sweeping changes announced by the governing body.

They were removed after the pair showed signals to block the reforms put forward by the organisation.

Both Cornel and Eckert had worked together to ban a number of football officials in recent years.

Who will replace them?

FIFA has nominated Colombian prosecutor Maria Claudia Rojas as the new head of the investigatory chamber and Greek judge Vassilios Skouris as the head of the adjudicatory chamber.

09 May 2017Sacked FIFA officials says removal 'politically motivated'