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.