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.