Platini slams 'farcical' FIFA ban

2015-10-08 20:54
Michel Platini (AFP Photo)

Nyon - UEFA leader Michel Platini on Thursday slammed a "farcical" FIFA ban on him from football activity and signalled he would pursue his campaign for the leadership of the world football body.

"I reject all the allegations that have been made against me," the French football legend said of a 90 day suspension ordered by FIFA's ethics committee. He condemned "the farcical nature of these events".

Without mentioning his bid to take over from Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, Platini said he had received messages of support from many national associations "encouraging me to continue my work serving football's interests".

He added: "Nothing will make me give up on that commitment."

Read more on:    uefa  |  fifa  |  fifa bribery scandal  |  michel platini  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Who was the best summer signing in the EPL?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.