FIFA vice-president Greg Clarke resigns from his role; a few days after resigning as FA chairman

FIFA vice-president Greg Clarke has resigned from his role on Thursday morning, a few days after stepping down as chairman of the FA( Football Association). The resignation from the Englishman came in the wake of referring to black footballers as “coloured” while giving evidence to MPs. Clarke’s earlier intentions were tp stay-on as FIFA vice-president until UEFA Congress election in March “purely at the request of UEFA president Aleksander Cerefin to protect the UEFA vote.”

However, UEFA has since confirmed Clarke proposed he should step down with immediate effect. A UEFA statement read: “Following a telephone call this morning between the UEFA President and Greg Clarke, they agreed with Greg Clarke’s proposal that he should step down with immediate effect from his position as a UEFA representative on the FIFA Council.”