Ex-FIFA executive to appeal ban

October 10, 2013
By Associated Press
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Former FIFA executive committee member Vernon Manilal Fernando said Thursday he is "very disturbed" over a life ban from football and will appeal the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

A statement issued by his lawyers said Fernando was "not surprised, (but) he is very disturbed with it" and that he "feels that a life ban on him is unfair and harsh."

It also said the ban had been handed down "as deterrent for ...

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