Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini suspensions reduced to six years

Banned FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA counterpart Michel Platini have had their suspensions reduced from eight to six years by the Appeal Committee, it has been announced today.The...

Banned FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA counterpart Michel Platini have had their suspensions reduced from eight to six years by the Appeal Committee, it has been announced today.

The duo had been given eight-year bans from football by the Adjudicatory Chamber of the Ethics Committee in December of last year over an alleged “disloyal” payment of CHF2 million (£1.5 million/$2 million/€1.8 million) made to the Frenchman by the Swiss in 2011.

The reduction in the suspensions for Blatter and Platini comes despite the Investigatory Chamber of the Ethics Committee contesting the ruling laid down by the Adjudicatory Chamber after they claimed the punishments given to the pair were too lenient.


Source: insidethegames

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