TOKYO, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Newly elected Omiya Ardija
president Shigeru Suzuki has promised to clean up the Japanese
club after an embarrassing ticket scandal.
Last week, the Squirrels confessed to having falsified
attendance figures by more than 110,000 over the past three
years and are likely to face heavy sanctions by the J-League.
Former president Seigo Watanabe fell on his sword after
widespread criticism of the club by rival chairmen and senior
"I plan to make a concerted effort to clean up this club,
which is a bedrock of the local community and dear to all of
its fans," Suzuki told a news conference in Saitama on
The 57-year-old will set up a special ethics committee to
help prevent further breaches of protocol which will also
include officials brought in from outside the club.
Omiya are currently 14th in the 18-team first division on
28 points from 27 games.
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