Dette er Grant Wahls e-post til Yngve Hallén

Dear NFF President Yngve Hallén,

Greetings from the United States. I am writing to you because I announced my candidacy for FIFA president on February 17, and I am hoping the NFF might consider nominating me in this year’s election to compete against current FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

I am aware of your history as an administrator at Sogndal, not just for its success on the field but also for your stance in favor of ethical practices in the sport of football. My FIFA president campaign is about representing the voice of the world’s football fans. They want FIFA to be a clean organization, and the only way that can happen is for new leaders to take over at FIFA and make significant changes.

I outlined the changes I would make as FIFA president in a recent column for Sports Illustrated, the national sports magazine of the United States. Here is the link to my column:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/grant_wahl/02/15/blatter.presidency/index.html

I have also appeared recently to discuss my candidacy on CNN, Bloomberg TV and Reuters television, and I have appeared in media stories in dozens of nations around the world. What I have found is that change in FIFA is a very powerful message to fans and media around the world. The response has been overwhelmingly positive.

There is an element of humor to my campaign, because I think humor is a powerful tool, and I realize I am an unusual candidate for FIFA president as a journalist. But it is also true that three of the eight FIFA presidents once worked as sports journalists, and I want you to know that I am serious about my candidacy. As of now only two people have announced their candidacy for FIFA president: Sepp Blatter and I. If FIFA is the democracy that it claims to be, it needs to have more than one candidate in its most important election.

I would look forward to answering any of your questions if you would like to speak further on this matter. I would also be willing to travel to Norway to show that I am serious about my intentions.

Thank you very much for your consideration!

All the best,

Grant Wahl