FIFA deeply regrets the comments apparently made by one of its employees regarding FC Sion on Facebook, as has been mentioned in an article by Le Matin Dimanche of 16 October 2011.

FIFA would like to clarify the following:

  • The opinions expressed by any FIFA employee on their personal account in any social network such as Facebook are the personal views of that individual. They do not represent in any way the opinions of FIFA.
  • FIFA distances itself from the opinions allegedly expressed by one of its employees on Facebook regarding FC Sion.
  • The employee to which reference is made in the article is not working for the Legal division of FIFA, and is therefore not involved in any way whatsoever with the FC Sion case.
  • FIFA will immediately examine the situation internally and take adequate action.