Seoul - South Korean tycoon Chung Mong-Joon on Friday said
"sabotage" by FIFA's ethics committee was holding up his appeal
against his six-year ban from football.
The former FIFA presidential candidate said the committee
was deliberately withholding a statement which he needed for his appeal to the
Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Chung said that nearly three months after his ban in early
October, the committee had failed to produce the statement detailing the
reasons for its decision.
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"Even after its decision to suspend me, the ethics
committee continues to deliberately sabotage my effort to appeal," he
wrote on his blog, mjfairplay.com.
"It is not only a blatant violation of justice but also
of common sense," Chung said. No immediate comment was available from
FIFA's ethics committee.
Chung was banned from football activities for six years by
the committee, which also suspended FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, secretary-general
Jerome Valcke and UEFA president Michel Platini for 90 days.
The billionaire scion of the Hyundai family was found to
have contravened rules while lobbying for South Korea's bid to host the 2022
World Cup, which was awarded to Qatar in 2010.
He petitioned a Swiss court for an injunction against the
ban, so he could maintain his candidacy pending appeals to FIFA's appeal
committee and to CAS. But the petition was rejected.
Chung, a former FIFA vice president and Asian football
powerbroker, launched his campaign for the FIFA presidency in August, and
formally withdrew from the race in late October. A successor to Blatter will be
elected on February 26.For
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