FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-Joon "facing suspension"

Oct 08, 2015 In the heat of the forthcoming FIFA presidential election, South Korea’s Chung Mong-joon has revealed that he is facing a 15-year suspension by FIFA’s Ethics Committee.

Speaking at a news conference in Seoul, the FIFA presidential candidate read out a nine-page statement, addressing the accusations against him. He went on to say that it was clearly a ploy to prevent me from running for the President of FIFA.

Chung said the charges leveled against him stemmed from his support for South Korea’s 2022 World Cup bid and his proposal for the launch of a Global Football Fund.

“As maliciously leaked through the media by FIFA insiders, I am facing suspension by the Ethics Committee for alleged wrongdoings during the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process,”

The 63-year-old billionaire, who previously served as a FIFA vice-president insisted that the suspension will not hamper his presidential race.

“Ultimately, I will prevail and will be vindicated. But with the tactics employed by the Ethics Committee and its complete disregard for due process, justice will not be serviced at the Ethics Committee hearing and my candidacy will be jeopardized,”

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