Switzerland: FIFA removes Sepp Blatter's plaque from its HQ

Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - The World governing football body, FIFA, has taken down a monolithic reminder of former president Sepp Blatter from its headquarters.

According to the FIFA media outlet, "Since the building officially opened at a cost of US$200 million in 2007, a metre-high silver metal plaque listing members of that year's Blatter-chaired FIFA Executive Committee was fixed to a stone column in the reception area.

Visitors could read an inauguration message in French above names headed by Blatter, who was serving a six-year ban for unethical conduct.

Most men on the list had since been sanctioned by FIFA's ethics committee, indicted by the US Department of Justice or were under investigation by Swiss federal prosecutors.

Four medal-sized circles of grey stone had replaced the plaque's settings in the wall.

FIFA has yet to advance reasons for removing the plaque.
-0- PANA VAO 25March2017

25 march 2017 17:11:35

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