Michel Platini continues to fight FIFA ban – Former UEFA president Michel Platini has revealed he will continue fighting a 2-year ban handed on him by FIFA.
Platini was originally handed an 8-year ban alongside former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, but it was later to two years by the body’s ethics committee.
The legendary Frenchman however wants the entire sentence removed, and has taken his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
“I won’t commit suicide. I’m not on Valium. My destiny was not to be president of Fifa, but to be in the France team,” Platini told L’Equipe.
“I’m not a politician, I’m a man of football. And today, I still am. But I will fight to the end against injustice, to have my name cleared, as I have done absolutely nothing wrong.”
“The Fifa bureaucrats took power. It’s they who have done everything to have me fired,” he said. “Today, we must know what Fifa we want. Do we want a Fifa of the elected or a Fifa controlled by the bureaucrats? This is the challenge of the coming years.”