FIFA vice chief unhappy with officials’ suspension

FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon says the football governing
body’s recent suspension of two executive committee members for
alleged ethics violations is excessive.

FIFA’s ethics panel last week banned Nigeria’s Amos Adamu from
all football activity for three years for allegedly agreeing to
take bribes from undercover reporters who posed as lobbyists trying
to buy votes.

It also suspended Reynald Temarii of Tahiti, the president of
the Oceania confederation, for one year for breaching FIFA’s
loyalty and confidentiality rules when he was secretly filmed.

Chung on Monday said he wonders if the behavior of the
high-ranking members was serious enough to warrant such a
punishment.