Bin Hammam protests ‘unfair’ FIFA exclusion

Mohamed bin Hammam says it’s ”unfair” that he was denied entry

to the FIFA Congress because he’s provisionally suspended while

bribery allegations are investigated.

Bin Hammam says in a statement that FIFA denied his request to

give him detailed legal reasons for the suspension so that he could

challenge it.

He says he has been punished before being found guilty.

Bin Hammam, the Asian soccer president, was suspended Sunday

with FIFA colleague Jack Warner while FIFA investigates whether

they bribed Caribbean voters during his abandoned presidential


FIFA’s Congress opened Wednesday, with President Sepp Blatter

poised to be re-elected.