Sepp Blatter, the disgraced former Fifa president who is currently banned from all football-related activity for six years over "disloyal payments", is set to feature on a panel discussing how to reform the scandal-hit world football governing body.
Blatter has been named as part of a three-man panel at the University of Basel alongside Argentinian lawyer Luis Moreno Ocampo and moderator Mark Pitch, professor for criminal law at the university, entitled: Reforming FIFA: The way forward?
The irony of the discussion featuring a man who presided over Fifa during the bribery and corruption scandal which has rocked the organisation was not lost on the university. In the description of the event, it said in a statement: "From 1981 to 1998 Joseph S. Blatter was Fifa's secretary general and acted as its president from 1998 until his resignation. Blatter initiated reforms to fight corruption within Fifa, while at the same time he was repeatedly confronted with allegations of corruption and misconduct."
The event, which will be livestreamed on YouTube on 15 April, follows on from an earlier event at the university's Faculty of Law in which students analysed the governance structures of Fifa and the reform proposals of 2011.
Blatter's replacement, Gianni Infantino, could also be mired in another scandal after he was named in the Panama Papers over his involvement in the sale of Champions league TV rights when he was director of legal services at Uefa. After being dragged into the Mossack Fonseca leak, Uefa said there was "no suggestion whatsoever" of any wrongdoing by the 46-year-old.