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Jack Warner says president Sepp Blatter has brought 'shame and disgrace' on FIFA

Trinidad and Tobago's Jack Warner, FIFA Vice President and CONCACAF President, attends the Global Sports Forum on February 26, 2009 in Barcelona. The Globa
Image: Jack Warner - hit out at Sepp Blatter

Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner says Sepp Blatter has brought shame on the organisation and should step aside for a younger leader.

Warner has been accused of soliciting bribes as part of a corruption case led by US prosecutors and he reportedly left jail in Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday after being granted bail.

The 72-year-old is among nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives charged by the US Department of Justice with running a criminal enterprise which involved more than $150 million in bribes.

But Warner, who faces 12 charges, including racketeering and bribery, said last week he was innocent and pointed out that he had left soccer activities four years ago.

And, in an interview with German magazine Stern which was released on Monday, Warner has now hit out at his former boss.

“Why are there no investigations in Asia, or in Europe?” Warner asked.

"Why are there no investigations into Sepp Blatter? No other person has brought so much shame and disgrace on FIFA."

Asked by Stern if he thought that Blatter was corrupt, Warner said: "I only know this: he was elected FIFA boss five times in succession. Is he corrupt? I don't know.

"If I were his age, I'd retire and pass the presidency of FIFA on to someone younger. But everyone has different ideas of what to do with their lives."

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