Fans want to know how the SFA will vote in FIFA elections

Date: 9th February 2016

SCOTTISH FOOTBALL FANS SEEK CLARITY ON HOW SFA WILL VOTE IN FIFA ELECTIONS

* FANS GROUP BACKS CALL FOR TRANSPARENCY

* SCOTTISH FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS ASSOCIATION (SFSA) JOINS
EUROPEAN FANS IN QUEST FOR CLEAR INFORMATION
* FAN GROUP URGING SFA TO ANNOUNCE VOTING PLANS

9 February 2016: The Scottish Football Supporters Association (SFSA), the 47,000-strong independent football supporters’ organisation launched to represent every Scottish football fan, is seeking clarity from the Scottish Football Association (SFA) on who it plans to back in the forthcoming FIFA elections on the 26th of February.

The call comes is the wake of global scandals surrounding the running of football’s world governing body. It mirrors the concerns of members of the Fans Europe network, who have been petitioning their respective national football authorities to find out more about the process, who their individual nations will be backing, and more importantly, why.

Simon Barrow, chairman of the SFSA, said: “In a very short period of time there will be a high profile election of the new President of FIFA. Given the complete lack of integrity that has surrounded football’s world governing body, we believe now is the perfect time for Scotland’s own governing body to announce who it intends backing, why
and how they came to that decision. Other nations like Germany and Iceland have already announced who they intend to back and the reasons, so we hope that with only a few weeks to go until the election, the SFA will announce its intentions as soon as possible. Supporters and the public will welcome this clarity and transparency.”

Paul Goodwin,Co Founder of the SFSA, which launched it’s ‘Fans’ Manifesto’ at Holyrood recently, added: “We believe that it would be a welcome step for openness from the Scottish Football Association on who it thinks can move world football forward. This is the way the game needs to be run, and seen to be run, nationally and internationally.”

The SFSA can be found on Twitter @scottishfsa or through
#reclaimthegame and on Facebook.


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