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FC Sion fans rally against Blatter's FIFA 'Mafia'

FC Sion fans rally against Blatter's FIFA 'Mafia'

Hundreds of FC Sion fans have protested in their home town against its treatment by FIFA, UEFA and Switzerland's Football Association during a three-year legal dispute.
Supporters jeered the mention of Sepp Blatter's name and displayed posters comparing the FIFA president, who comes from nearby Visp, to a Mafia godfather.
Swiss media reports that Sion coach Laurent Roussey and players Goran Obradovic and Geoffroy Serey Die joined the rally.
Under threat of a FIFA suspension, the Swiss FA deducted 36 league points from Sion last month for fielding six ineligible players who were signed during a transfer embargo. Sion is appealing the punishment.
UEFA kicked Sion out of this season's Europa League after the players helped beat Celtic in a playoff.


Updated : 2020-12-03 10:02 GMT+08:00