FIFA’s Director of Communications Walter De Gregorio is stepping down immediately. No reason was given but it comes two days after he made a deprecating joke in public about football’s scandal-hit governing body.
“FIFA as an organisation, in its current form, is no longer fit to run international football. Small change will not be enough but big change may not be enough either. FIFA needs a fresh start, a complete overhaul of the organisation’s culture and institutions,” Tibor Navracsics – the EU Commissioner for Education, Culture Youth and Sport – told the parliament’s session on Wednesday night ahead of Thursday’s vote.