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FIFA whistle blower Blazer to be investigated over claims

FIFA officials accused of corruption have complained against Chuck Blazer over his accusations against them. The heads of 11 Caribbean associations have written to FIFA's ethics committee calling on them to investigate Blazer, the secretary general of the CONCACAF federation, over remarks he was alleged to have made in a meeting in Zurich on May 31.

The investigation has led to the suspension of fellow FIFA members Jack Warner and Mohamed Bin Hammam on bribery charges.

According to the letter of complaint, a copy of which has been seen by Press Association Sport, Blazer told the members at the meeting they were all under investigation over claims that the 25 members of the Caribbean Football Union had each been paid or offered 40,000 US dollars in bribes by Warner and Bin Hammam.

The letter states: "The statement of Mr Blazer flouts the principle of a natural or legal person being innocent before being proven guilty."

It also alleges Blazer "discriminated against Capt Burrell and certain members of the CONCACAF through his contemptuous and denigratory words since all the persons who were singled out were of a specific race".

Blazer responded: "I have no concerns about this and everything will be answered properly to the ethics committee."

FIFA sources say the complaint was made through the Jamaican FA.

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