BLATTER AND PLATINI APPEALS REJECTED BY FIFA
The high-ranking football chiefs will not be
allowed back to work for the organisation amid
the Ethic Committee’s investigation into an
alleged suspicious payment
Fifa has rejected president Sepp Blatter and Uefa chief
Michel Platini’s appeals against their provisional 90-day
bans over an alleged unethical payment.
The pair were suspended in October, amid allegations of
corruption at the highest level of the organisation.
Blatter has been accused of criminal mismanagement or
misappropriation after signing a television deal with
disgraced former Caribbean supremo Jack Warner,
while Platini, who was set to stand for the Fifa
presidency, has had his candidacy voided due to the
Mussenden, has today rejected in full the appeals lodged
by Joseph S. Blatter and Michel Platini and confirmed in
their entirety the respective decisions (cf. art. 84 par. 2
of the FIFA Code of Ethics) concerning provisional
measures taken by the adjudicatory chamber of the
independent Ethics Committee,” a statement read.
Blatter and Platini have been informed of the decision of
Fifa’s appeals committee, and Platini has confirmed that
he will pursue his appeal with the Court of Arbitration for
Via his lawyers, the Frenchman denounced “a statement
that is unfair, biased and dependent on repeat violations
of the right to defend oneself by Fifa.
strategy to delay Michel Platini’s campaign for
presidency. He trusts CAS will help to restore his rights.
“At no time, despite repeat requests, has Michel Platini
been permitted to present his defence before those
judging him, which is unbelievable.
“Platini remains a calm and determined candidate for
the presidency of Fifa.”
Fifa have also confirmed that the provisional decision
taken to ban the duo may still be confirmed, revoked or