Ex-FIFA of­fi­cial Blazer dead at 72

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

For­mer top soc­cer of­fi­cial Chuck Blazer, whose ev­i­dence to US in­ves­ti­ga­tors helped trig­ger the FIFA cor­rup­tion scan­dal, has died, his lawyers said on Wed­nes­day.

Blazer, who was banned for life from all soc­cer ac­tiv­i­ties for cor­rup­tion in 2015, had been bat­tling can­cer up to his death. He was 72.

“We are truly sad­dened by the pass­ing of our client and friend, Chuck Blazer,” his lawyers said in a state­ment.

“His mis­con­duct, for which he ac­cepted full re­spon­si­bil­ity, should not ob­scure his pos­i­tive im­pact on soc­cer.”

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