Paris - FIFA president Sepp Blatter has filed an appeal of
his 90-day suspension from football, the New York Times reported Friday.
Blatter complained in the letter to FIFA's judge that he had
only found about his suspension after it was made public Thursday, the report
Blatter, who has led football's governing body since 1998,
was suspended by FIFA's ethics committee as the 79-year-old faces a Swiss
Blatter sent a letter to Hans-Joachim Eckert, the German
judge who leads the adjudicatory chamber of the ethics committee, the US
Also read: FIFA suspends Blatter, Platini for 90 days
In it the Swiss official complains of the brusque and unfair
treatment he received and demanded a hearing to argue his case in full.
The newspaper cited a person close to Blatter who said the
FIFA president had learned of the decision to suspend him "only after FIFA
had announced it publicly ... on his office computer."
Blatter is under investigation by Swiss prosecutors for
UEFA leader Michel Platini has also been suspended for 90
days pending an investigation, and has already announced his intention to
Swiss investigators are looking into a two million dollar
payment made by FIFA to Platini in 2011.
The Frenchman and Blatter have strongly denied any
wrongdoing. A suspension could rule the 60-year-old Platini out of the race to
replace Blatter in the election in February. But he still submitted his
candidate papers on Thursday.For
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