FIFA Hands Eight-Year Bans to Blatter and Platini
December 21, 2015
The FIFA Ethics Commitee has banned FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini for eight years from all football-related activities following the conclusion of an ethics investigation.
Both men were handed provisional 90-day suspensions after a Blatter made a “disloyal payment” of £1.3 million to Platini in 2011.
Despite them both denying any wrongdoing, pharmacy viagra they have now been found guilty and the bans come into effect immediately.
A statement released by the Independent Ethics Committee said: “Mr Blatter, in his position as President of FIFA, authorised the payment to Mr Platini which had no legal basis in the written agreement signed between both officials on 25 August 1999.
“Neither in his written statement nor in his personal hearing was Mr Blatter able to demonstrate another legal basis for this payment.
“His assertion of an oral agreement was determined as not convincing and was rejected by the chamber.”
In its investigation, the Ethics Committee found that: “The payment to Mr Platini had no legal basis in the written agreement signed between both officials on 25 August 1999. Mr Platini’s assertion of an oral agreement was determined as not convincing and was rejected by the chamber.”