Ethics Committee member Les Murray demands reform of Fifa

After being part of the decision to suspend Mohamed Bin Hammam and Jack Warner, Australian Murray calls for major structural and constitutional reform of Fifa

Fifa Ethics Committee member Les Murray believes that the reputation of the governing body is tarnished and needs to change.

Australian Murray was one of 13 Fifa Ethics Committee members that opted to suspend Mohamed Bin Hammam and Jack Warner on Sunday amid allegations of bribery in respect of Bin Hammam's bid to become Fifa president.

Bin Hammam was due to run against Sepp Blatter in the presidential election that will take place on Wednesday, but pulled out of contention just hours before the Ethics Committee's decision to ban him from all football activities.

In the midst of a turbulent week for the organisation, Murray told the Sydney Morning Herald he felt Fifa needed major reform or else it would not be able to govern the game properly.

He said: "I think the reform has to be very deep. In all reality, there probably has to be complete structural and also constitutional reform.

"The structure of the organisation at the moment is too political. Decisions are based on political motives and that's not healthy for any organisation. That simply has to change."

After Bin Hammam's withdrawal from the election, Blatter is set to stand unopposed in his bid to retain the presidency, a position he has held since 1998.

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