Platini surrenders as UEFA Boss

By Editor on 09/05/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 537


Michel Platini said on Monday he would resign as UEFA president after his appeal against a six-year ban from football activities failed.

The Frenchman said he would resign to pursue the case over a suspect $2m payment in Swiss courts in a bid to clear his name.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected the appeal saying it was not convinced about the “legitimacy” of the payment ordered by ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

It did cut the ban to four years and reduced a fine from 80,000 Swiss francs ($80,000) to 60,000 Swiss francs.

“I note today’s decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport but I consider it a profound injustice,” Platini said in a statement.

“This decision inflicts a suspension for which the length stops me, de facto, and by luck, from being a candidate in the next FIFA presidential election,” he added.

“As agreed with the national associations, I resign as president of UEFA to pursue my fight before the Swiss courts to prove my probity in this case.

“Life has always kept beautiful surprises for me, now I am free to live them,” said the former French football star.

The decision means that Platini will not be able to take any official role in the European Championship finals that start in France on June 10. He was a key organiser of the event until the FIFA payment scandal erupted.

Platini

 

Source AFP

Posted on May, 9 2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
BREAKING: Multiple Blasts rock Biu Town

Olukolade kicked out as army spokesman *New GOCs...

Tsunami in ministries: The Obasanjo connection *Sacked perm...

BREAKING: Senate halts data tariff increase telecom coys...

Ugwuanyi lacks programme to earn him Enugu votes-...

FIFA Sanction: NFF accepts responsibility, moves to punish...

BREAKING - End to rape: Protesters besiege Lagos...

BREAKING: MPs on Cameron – You killed Gaddafi,...

Ronaldo on FIFA Best player award: 2016 was...
Latest News West Ham swim out of relegation zone, City run down Spurs as EPL gather steam 2018 FIFA U-17 Women W/Cup: Flamingoes draw close, face Cameroon in last round Hijab controversy: Why I remained defiant -Ejected Law Graduate Anti-Corruption fight: Kwara Lawmaker rates ICPC higher than EFCC BREAKING: Ronaldo's strike lands another Club World Cup for Real APC felicitates with Buhari as President turns 75 EPL: Chelsea knock down Saints, Arsenal scrap past Newcastle $1billion Boko Haram fund: Fayose rocking the boat, he's on his own - Yari Yul Edochie joins APGA after failing to clinch Anambra Guber position After studying Accounting, Emir of Kano's son joins Nigeria Police

 

Most Read BREAKING: Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar clinch final Ballon d'Or shortlist, Suarez snubbed (35,974 views) You must release Kanu, give us justice or we keep bombing – Gen. Ben (23,270 views) Seven 'killer' SARS officers arrested in Anambra for murder (21,180 views) I must redeem Ndigbo or die trying – Nwodo *We're quite uncomfortable in Nigeria (20,327 views) Biafra: I’ll lead negotiation with agitators – Okorie *Warns against force (13,488 views) Okorie to Buhari: Your gvt can’t be killing Ndigbo and offering B’Haram amnesty (12,602 views) BREAKING: Again DSS shuns court order, hedges on Kanu's release (11,609 views) BREAKING: Upset, as Ugwuanyi appoints Queen of 419 into cabinet (10,143 views) Biafra: S’East governors, Ohanaeze to meet Buhari over Kanu (9,507 views) Catholic bishops to Mbaka: Your prophesies could be brain wave (9,449 views)

 

News Appointments (124) Business (211) Crime (623) Economy (401) Education (149) Entertainment (81) Fashion and Style (4) General (240) Health (249) Inside Africa (182) Interviews (14) National (624) Politics (1788) Press Releases (3) Religion (116) Security (925) Sports (1695) Technology (19) World News (374)

 

CBN banner advert

Chelsea Outdoor

Veleta banner

FRSC Officials vs Woman Driver on highway

 

 

Newsletters Subscribe to Whirl Wind News newsletters today and get breaking news and updates delivered to your mailbox!

Sign up

 

Advertisement