Greg Clarke has resigned from the FA presidency.
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Two days after resigning from the presidency of the English Football Association (FA) for making racist remarks, Greg Clarke has also terminated his post as vice-president of Fifa, UEFA announced Thursday, which he represented in the governing body of world football.
Clarke had used the expression "colored people", considered racist in English unlike "people of color", to refer to black footballers on Monday during a hearing by members of the House municipalities on the future of English football.
The former leader, 63, had already been controversial in the past for having explained that homosexuality was "a choice of life".
Ceferin accepts his resignation
England coach Gareth Southgate said Wednesday that Clarke "had no choice but to resign" after his remarks described as "unacceptable" by former captain of the women's team Casey Stoney.
Clarke had resigned from the FA on Tuesday after apologizing and was replaced by Peter McCormick for an interim until spring 2021. UEFA said Clarke's resignation from Fifa was accepted "with immediate effect" afterwards. a telephone conversation with the president of the European body Aleksander Ceferin.
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