Platini remains suspended after rejected appeal
The highest court in Switzerland has a supreme appeal of the former UEFA president Michel Platini against his suspension for four years rejected. The Swiss court confirmed Thursday the sentence that the international Sporttribunaal (CAS) last year spoke out because of a violation of the ethical rules of conduct.
The 62-year-old Platini received in 2011 a payment of approximately € 1.8 million of Sepp Blatter, the then chairman of the wereldvoetbalbond FIFA, for the work that he between 1999 and 2002 would have performed for his former voetbalvriend.
The French former football player was initially a suspension of eight years, later by the FIFA was reduced to six years. The CAS decided the punishment for Platini to bring back up to four years. The Swiss court upheld that ruling Thursday.
The CAS is maintained at the end of last year the suspension of Blatter for six years.
In september last year was Aleksander Ceferin chosen as the successor to Platini at UEFA. The Slovenian defeated during the election Michael of Prague.