FIFA's President Sepp Blatter who has lead the world governing football body for some 12 years will be going before its Ethics Committee, after Mohammed bin Hammam, FIFA presidential candidate, suggested that the president should be seen before the committee for any knowledge he may have on allegations of corruption against him.

According to a fifa.com media release, on 26 May 2011, FIFA Executive Committee member Mohamed bin Hammam requested the FIFA Ethics Committee to open ethics proceedings against FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter on the basis that, in the report submitted by FIFA Executive Committee member Chuck Blazer earlier that week, FIFA Vice-President Jack A. Warner would have informed the FIFA President in advance about alleged cash payments to delegations attending a special meeting of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) apparently organised jointly by Jack A. Warner and Mohamed bin Hammam on 10 and 11 May 2011 and that the FIFA President would have had no issue with these.

Mohammed bin Hammam, FIFA presidential candidate, and Jack Warner, a FIFA vice-president, have been accused of offering bribes to Caribbean delegates in return for votes at Wednesday's FIFA presidential election.