Platini appeals six-year ban

  02 March 2016    Read: 919
Platini appeals six-year ban
Suspended UEFA chief Michel Platini files appeal at Court of Arbitration for Sport
Suspended UEFA President Michel Platini on Wednesday filed an appeal against his six-year ban from football at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

"In appealing to the CAS, Michel Platini seeks to annul the decisions taken by the Adjudicatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee and by the FIFA Appeal Committee which lead to him being declared ineligible to take part in football-related activity at national and international level for six years," CAS said in a statement.

On February, FIFA’s appeal committee had rejected suspended football chiefs Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini’s bids to have their eight-year bans from the sport quashed. However, their suspensions were reduced to six years.

They were suspended in December over a $2 million “disloyal payment” to Platini in 2011.

After Platini`s suspension UEFA is without a president and as of Friday without a general-secretary as Gianni Infantino won the FIFA presidential election.

If the CAS rejects Platini`s appeal, a presidential election is expected at UEFA.

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