FIFA hits Blazer with provisional ban

FIFA hits Blazer with provisional ban

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FIFA hits Blazer with provisional ban

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By DAN KARELL

When a report into alleged fraud and financial malcontent was released on April 19, former CONCACAF General Secretary Chuck Blazer likely knew that his days in FIFA were numbered.

In a move that could be seen from a mile away, FIFA’s Ethics Committee chairman Hans-Joachim Eckert announced that Chuck Blazer had been banned from taking part in any national or international soccer activities for a maximum period of 90 days.

The ban comes on the heels of the scathing report against Blazer and former CONCACAF President Jack Warner, which outlines a number of issues including fraud, misappropriating funds, and violating FIFA and CONCACAF statutes. Blazer in particular allegedly used CONCACAF funds to finance his personal life and charged the region’s soccer body $15 million in the form of fees, commissions, and rent expenses without obtaining the proper authorization after his contract with CONCACAF ended in July of 1998.

What do you make of this news? Do you see Blazer’s ban being extended? Think a 90-day ban is a slap on the wrist?

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