Jack Warner reported to Fifa for violating ban

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Jack Warner has been reported to FIFA for allegedly violating his ban, it can be revealed.

Warner has been suspended from all football-related activity ending an inquiry into bribery allegations but has been reported for breaching the terms of that ban.

Chuck Blazer, the USA FIFA member who blew the whistle on the bribery claims, said the CONCACAF president had still been getting involved in the business of the confederation.

Blazer said Warner had been meeting associations and that a statement from acting CONCACAF president Lisle Austin had come from Warner's aide.

Blazer told Press Association Sport: "We have clear evidence of a violation of his suspension and we have reported that to the FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke.

He added: "He has also been meeting with [CONCACAF] members, which is against the rules of the suspension."

Warner this afternoon made public a letter he had written to the 25 members of the Caribbean Football Union - an action in itself that could be a breach of this suspension - urging them to vote for Sepp Blatter in tomorrow's election and make no protest.

The letter states: "I, Jack Warner, a servant and believer in the principles of this beautiful game do humbly besiege you, my brothers and sisters from the Caribbean Football Union to desist from initiating any protest action at tomorrow's FIFA Congress.

"I know many of you are hurting and it is only human nature that you would want to demonstrate your anger but despite all we must not fuel a fire set by others to incinerate all that we strive for.

"At our last meeting we agreed as a union to support the incumbent Joseph Sepp Blatter in his quest to regain the presidency. I wish to assure you nothing has changed - our mandate was set then and despite it all we must fulfil it.

"The battles I have fought over the last week are my burdens to bear; my shoulders are broad and skin is insulated to the verbal attacks I am subjected to daily. This is now my battle. I am humbled by all the support I continue to receive. Let us not be detracted for your duty is to football."

Austin had instructed CONCACAF members to break off all links with Collins and Collins, the law firm used by the confederation that Blazer instructed to carry out the investigation into the bribery claims.

Blazer said that was not going to happen however.

"I have told him (Austin) that they are under my jurisdiction and not his and they remained employed by the confederation," he added.

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