The re-election of FIFA president Sepp Blatter late last week has been deemed a defeat for world football, according to the Danish football association DBU.
The chairman of DBU, Jesper Møller, said that Blatter’s re-election was a blow to FIFA’s aspirations for improved transparency and reform.
“FIFA and the entire football world needs a new president,” Møller said. “Blatter is too mixed up with all the claims of corruption that have plagued his tenure as president. But we have to accept the democratic election and continue to fight for reform and openness in FIFA.”
Møller, who supported Luis Figo and later Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein up until this election, has been openly critical of Blatter since last year and led efforts to publish the Garcia report – which investigated the bidding process and decision to award the right to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar.
FIFA has been under intense pressure over the past week after several high-ranking members were arrested based on accusations of corruption.