Doha, Qatar, Aug 5: Suspended FIFA executive Mohamed bin Hammam says it's “suspicious” that he's not yet received detailed reasons explaining his lifetime ban from football for election bribery.
Bin Hammam writes on his blog that it's “outrageous” he's been waiting almost two weeks for the FIFA ethics committee judgment, which he needs to launch an appeal.
The Qatari says the delay “gives FIFA the time to devise a justification for a decision that it was always going to make.”
FIFA traditionally takes several weeks to publish its legal rulings.
Former executive committee members Amos Adamu and Reynald Temarii were able to appeal their suspensions in January, seven weeks after the ethics panel sanctioned them in a World Cup bidding scandal. AP