ICYMI: CAS Reject Platini Appeal

share on:

The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has rejected Platini’s appeal of a temporary lifting of his 90-day ban.

The appeal was launched by Platini in November, but it seems CAS rejected him.

Meaning he won’t be able to stand for election to replace Sepp Blatter.

A CAS statement suggested that their decision had been taken with Platini’s presidential bid in mind.

It read: “The CAS Panel determined that maintaining the provisional suspension for the remainder of the 90 days does not cause irreparable harm to Michel Platini at this point in time.

“Indeed, the CAS Panel has noted that, at the hearing of 8 December 2015, Fifa’s representatives confirmed Fifa’s assurances expressed earlier that the Fifa Ethics Committee would render its final decision on the merits on or before 5 January 2016, i.e. before the provisional suspension comes to an end.

“The CAS Panel also emphasized that, even if the ban were lifted at this time, such measure would not give any guarantee to Michel Platini that the Fifa ad hoc electoral committee would validate his candidature for the Fifa presidential election before 5 January 2016.

“However, the CAS Panel considered that the situation would change if Fifa were to extend the provisional suspension for any period up to 45 days, on the basis of “exceptional circumstances” as permitted by Art. 85 of the Fifa Code of Ethics.

“The Panel found that such an extension would constitute an undue and unjustified restriction of Michel Platini’s right of access to justice, cause irreparable harm to him and also tip the balance of interest test in his favour.

“As a consequence, the CAS Panel ordered Fifa not to extend the current provisional suspension imposed on Michel Platini.”

A subsequent Fifa statement read: “With this decision, Fifa notes that CAS has ratified the proceedings of the independent Ethics Committee.

“The proceedings are still ongoing at the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, which, after careful consideration of the report, decided to institute formal proceedings against Mr Platini on 23 November 2015. The adjudicatory chamber has stated that it intends to come to a decision during the month of December.”



I solemnly promise to deliver dope sports news and keep you informed of the major happenings in the sporting world. So help me God. I'm an awesome Electrical engineer in the making.

Leave a Reply