FIFA vice chief unhappy with officials’ suspension

FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon says the soccer governing

body’s 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 soccer 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 questioned whether the behavior of the

high-ranking members was serious enough to warrant such a

punishment.