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The eight-year bans handed down to disgraced football chiefs Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini received mixed reactions Monday.Some felt the former heads of FIFA and UEFA had got off lightly, while others criticized the length of the suspensions as too "harsh". Former Asian Football Confederation General Secretary Peter Velappan, who occupied that position when Asia hosted its first ever World Cup in South Korea and Japan in 2002, said the length of the bans was like a "death sentence". Velappan backed the pair's record in boosting football in Asia and said that should have been taken into consideration.However, for Spanish Football League President Javier Tebas, the bans should have been longer.Former English Football Association chairman David Bernstein said it would be unfair to bung Blatter and Platini into the same bracket.
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