FIFA Corruption Scandal: Sepp Blatter And Michel Platini Banned For 8 Years

FIFA Corruption Scandal: Sepp Blatter And Michel Platini Banned For 8 Years

By Augustine Ogwo | Staff Reporter on December 21, 2015
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Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter | Getty Images

FIFA president, Sepp Blatter and the UEFA president, Michel Platini have bagged eight-year bans from all football-related activities. This comes as a result of an ethics investigation which finds them guilty of breaches surrounding a £1.3m ($2m) which was paid to Platini in 2011.

Despite the denial of any wrongdoing by both men, the ban takes effect immediately.

79-year-old Blatter has been in charge of FIFA since 1998 and had previously announced he would quit his post ahead of the organisation’s February 2016 presidential election.

60-year-old Michel Platini has been in charge of UEFA since 2007. He was largely tipped to replace Blatter at FIFA and take charge of the organisation’s affairs at FIFA

Aside the lengthy ban from football related activities, Blatter and Platini will have to cough out fines of £33,700 ( $40,000) and £54,000 ($80,000) respectively.

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