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“Giant of investigative journalism” – FSA chair pays tribute to Andrew Jennings

This week it was reported that investigative journalist Andrew Jennings, known for his exposés of corruption at football’s world governing body FIFA, had passed away aged 78 following a brief illness.

Jennings spent much of the 1990s exposing corruption at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) before turning his attention to FIFA in the early 2000s. Jennings exposed routine bribery and vote-rigging at the heart of FIFA and his work eventually led to the resignation of disgraced former-FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

FSA chairman Malcolm Clarke paid tribute to Jennings following the announcement of his death.

Malcolm said: “Andrew Jennings was a giant in the field of investigative journalism, and all football fans, as well as those of other sports, owe him a debt of gratitude for his determination to expose corruption and bribery wherever it occurred.

“His book and Panorama programmes on FIFA led the way in exposing malpractice in football’s governing body, which he pursued indefatigably.

“I met him and heard him speak at ‘Play the Game’ international conferences where he was an entertaining and inspirational speaker and conversationalist who was dedicated to finding the truth.

“Let us hope that other journalists will be inspired by his achievements and follow in his footsteps.”

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