New sports corruption Bill ‘will not eradicate omertà’, FIFA official warns Malta
A new Bill tackling corruption in sports will do little to “eradicate the culture of omertà, FIFA director for European Member Associations Bjorn Vassallo said yesterday.
Mr Vassallo, who chaired an Anti-Corruption Task Force set up to draft the Bill, lamented that key “groundbreaking” proposals had been omitted from the Bill. He was speaking at a conference on sports corruption organised by the Nationalist Party.
One of the proposals recommended that witnesses remain anonymous, but this was shot down after it was insisted that witnesses in all types of criminal cases would as a result need to be anonymous.