Warner resigns from Fifa

FOOTBALL: Fifa vice-president Jack Warner has resigned before the conclusion of an inquiry into bribery allegations made against him. Warner, who was suspended pending the investigation, and fellow Fifa member Mohamed Bin Hammam are alleged to have paid bribes of £600,000 to Caribbean associations. His resignation means the probe into his conduct has been dropped and the 68-year-old will leave his post presumed innocent. Warner insists he’s quitting to put the interests of his country, Trinidad & Tobago, first. Defending the alleged gift culture that exists within Fifa, Warner said: “Payments throughout the Concacaf over the last 30 years have been done for all kinds of things. But I’m not saying I have seen Bin Hammam make payments at this meeting. If he did, it’s not unusual for such things to happen and gifts have been around throughout the history of Fifa. What’s happening now for me is hypocrisy at the highest level.”