Football: Chung vows legal action against Fifa ban

Fifa presidential candidate Chung Mong Joon said on Thursday, Oct 8, 2015, that he would mobilise all legal means to fight a six-year ban handed to him by the world governing body's ethics committee.
Fifa presidential candidate Chung Mong Joon said on Thursday, Oct 8, 2015, that he would mobilise all legal means to fight a six-year ban handed to him by the world governing body's ethics committee.PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korean tycoon and Fifa presidential candidate Chung Mong-Joon will “mobilise all legal means” to fight a six-year ban ordered against him by Fifa’s ethics watchdog., he said on Thursday.

“Fifa is like the sinking Titanic,” the billionaire former vice-president of the world football body said, accusing its outgoing president Sepp Blatter of having “morally bankrupted Fifa”.

 “I will mobilise all legal means available to expose the injustice of this decision by the Ethics Committee while continuing to do my utmost to reform Fifa,” he said.

 

Fifa’s independent ethics committee ordered a six-year ban against Chung over his lobbying for South Korea’s bid for the 2022 World Cup which was awarded to Qatar.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter and Uefa president Michel Platini were suspended for 90 days in a separate decision.