Melissa Jacobs apologises to Lord Triesman for revelations


A former civil servant, whose revelations led to the resignation of the chairman of the Football Association last year, has apologised for what she did.

Melissa Jacobs 38, secretly recorded a conversation she had with Lord Triesman over coffee.

During the course of the recording, Triesman claimed Spain and Russia were colluding to bribe World Cup referees. The allegations were rejected by both countries.

Speaking to Victoria Derbyshire on BBC Radio 5 live, Jacobs said: "I would just like to say how sorry I am for my involvement in the story. It was never my intention to destroy him or for him to lose his job.

"I've been desperate to apologise, really for the best part of a year."

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