Royal Court denounces attempts to undermine Prince Ali’s FIFA campaign

By JT – Feb 15,2016 – JORDAN TIMES


AMMAN — The Royal Court on Monday denounced attempts by some media outlets and spokespersons of FIFA presidency candidates to promote false information about HRH Prince Ali’s campaign.

In a statement, the Royal Court said rumours that Prince Ali’s campaign manager holds an Israeli nationality are false and are mere attempts to negatively affect the prince’s bid for FIFA presidency.

These rumours contravene professional and moral norms and standards as well as the principle of objectivity, the statement added. 

The Royal Court urged media outlets to ensure accuracy and transparency as well as to verify any information they obtain, “especially when such information is spread by sources that seek to defame others”.

The statement said the Royal Court reserves the right to take legal action in response to any such attempts.

Prince Ali is competing with four other candidates in the February 26 election.

The other candidates are Asian Football Confederation President Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain; Gianni Infantino, the UEFA general secretary from Switzerland; former FIFA official Jerome Champagne of France; and South African businessman Tokyo Sexwale.

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