Pelé and other Brazil luminaries demand resignation of country’s football chief

Reuters, 12/15/2015

Some of the biggest names in Brazil’s sporting and entertainment worlds have signed an open letter calling for the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) to resign and authorities to investigate corruption inside the national game.

“We demand the definitive resignation of Marco Polo Del Nero and his directors, followed by free and democratic elections for command of the CBF,” said a statement signed by 127 people and published by Juca Kfouri, a journalist and one of the signatories.

Del Nero was charged by US prosecutors on 3 December with participating in schemes designed to solicit and receive millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks to sell media and marketing rights for soccer tournaments and matches.

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