Fifa vice-president Jack Warner resigns from all posts
Warner, the longest serving Fifa executive committee member, resigns following bribery allegations
Suspended Fifa vice-president Jack Warner has resigned from all his positions in international football, the world governing body has confirmed.
The 68-year-old, who along with fellow Fifa member Mohamed Bin Hammam was alleged to have paid bribes of £600,000 to Caribbean football associations, was suspended last month in the build-up to the Fifa presidential election pending the outcome of an inquiry
Fifa confirmed that the ethics committee procedures against Warner, the longest serving member of the executive committee, have been closed and that “the presumption of innocence is maintained”.
A Fifa statement released on Monday read: “Jack A. Warner has informed Fifa about his resignation from his posts in international football.
“Fifa regrets the turn of events that have led to Mr Warner’s decision.
“His resignation has been accepted by world football’s governing body, and his contribution to international football and to Caribbean football in particular and the Concacaf confederation are appreciated and acknowledged.
“Mr Warner is leaving Fifa by his own volition after nearly 30 years of service, having chosen to focus on his important work on behalf of the people and government of Trinidad and Tobago as a Cabinet Minister and as the Chairman of the United National Congress, the major party in his country’s coalition government.
“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.”