Acting head says he has fired whistleblower

Published May. 31, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

CONCACAF reacted swiftly after its acting president tried to fire FIFA whistleblower Chuck Blazer, saying the interim chief did not have the authority to make such a move.

According to CONCACAF statutes, it is the executive committee that has jurisdiction over Blazer, general secretary of the federation that represents North and Central America and the Caribbean. Not only has the executive committee taken no action, but a majority of committee members have told Austin he lacked the authority to fire Blazer, according to a statement on the CONCACAF website.

Blazer has accused longtime CONCACAF president Jack Warner and Mohamed bin Hammam of bribery in Wednesday's FIFA presidential election. Warner and bin Hammam have been provisionally suspended.