#Fifagate: Blatter won’t take 90-day suspension lying down

Fifa President Sepp Blatter has decided to lodge an appeal against his suspension by the ethics committee.

FILE. Fifa president Sepp Blatter. Picture: Facebook.com.

JOHANNESBURG - Fifa President Sepp Blatter says he will not take his 90-day suspension by the ethics committee lying down and he's decided to lodge an appeal against it.

Blatter has repeatedly denied allegations of corruption involving payment to European Football Association (Uefa) President Michel Platini and the awarding of World Cup TV rights to the Caribbean, both of which are the subject of criminal investigations in Switzerland.

Blatter has been suspended along with three others.

His bid to remain the boss of Fifa and Platini's bid to replace him in next February's presidential election have been dealt damaging blows, as both men have been put on provisional 90-day suspensions.

A summary of measures taken by Fifa's ethics committee against top executives.

This has opened the door for Issa Hayatou, who is the current head of African Football.

He will serve at the global organisation in the interim.

Blatter, Platini and Jerome Valcke have all been suspended along with South Korean official Chung Mong Joon, who received a six year suspended sentence for a separate charge.

With news of the suspension of Fifa's executives and Blatter's appeal, no mention has been made of the allegation against South Africa that a bribe was paid for the rights to host the 2010 World Cup - an allegation government has repeatedly denied.

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