Fifa sponsors warned of concerns over Sheikh Salman by Bahrain campaigners

• Salman is favourite to replace Sepp Blatter as Fifa president in February
• Campaigners raise questions over his conduct after pro-democracy uprising

Bahraini pro-democracy campaigners have written to Fifa’s top sponsors to raise concerns over the candidacy of Sheikh Salman al-Khalifa’s attempt to become president of world football’s embattled governing body.

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