Appeal Denied, Former UEFA President Staying Sanctioned 4 Years
The appeal of Michel Platini, the former FIFA President, was rejected by the Swiss Federal Court. French football legend was still to undergo sanctions four-year ban on dabbling in football.
In 2015, Platini and former FIFA President Sepp Blatter were found guilty. They are considered to violate the organizational ethics code following the alleged bribery case of £ 1.3m.
For that, Platini and Blatter were banned in the soccer world for eight years.
Later, the FIFA appeals committee reduced their sentence to just six years.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in May 2016, reduced Platini’s punishment. He was only sentenced to four years.
Platini tried to appeal against the CAS decision. However, the top court caste in Switzerland rejects it.
“The CAS verdict is not excessively applied,” the court ruling was quoted as saying by the BBC.
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Platini’s current position has been filled by Alexander Ceferin. The Slovenian lawyer has been President of UEFA since September 14, 2016.