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Morton missive to FIFA and UEFA shines fresh light on complications of FAI divide

Daniel McDonnell


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The demand for Council members to leave this summer will be hard to take. Photo: Sportsfile

The demand for Council members to leave this summer will be hard to take. Photo: Sportsfile

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The demand for Council members to leave this summer will be hard to take. Photo: Sportsfile

The confirmation that an FAI Senior Council member has written to both UEFA and FIFA has shifted the focus back towards the attempts to reform Irish football's governing body and the varying views that exist on how well that reform process is going.  What is going on here?

Nixon Morton, an FAI Senior Council member on account of his role on the Executive of the FAI Schools, has written to FIFA and UEFA to highlight concerns about decisions made by the interim board of the FAI.

In an email to all other members of the FAI Council, Morton cited a responsibility under the FAI rules to be "responsible for monitoring the activities of the FAI and for monitoring the Board's Governance of the Association".