Paris - Former UEFA
president Michel Platini, who was banned from football activities
over a €1.8 million payment from FIFA, has been cleared by a Swiss prosecutor,
the French daily Le monde reported.
Le Monde base their
report on a letter dated May 24 by Cedric Remund, a Swiss state prosecutor, and
sent to Platini's lawyer, Vincent Solari.
"We confirm that
this procedure will no longer pursue your client," the prosecutor wrote to
"We can also
confirm that your client will not be incriminated in the present
procedure," an extract of the letter said.
Platini was banned
from any footballing activities for eight years in 2015, later reduced to four
after Swiss authorities investigated a payment made by FIFA to Platini in 2011.
Platini was innocent.
"It's a double
affirmation, he's clearly innocent. There are insufficient charges against
him," Solari told Le Monde.
The former France and
Juventus legend had his initial eight-year FIFA ban reduced by two years by
judges from the European Court of Human Rights.
But although it was
reduced again by two years following an appeal to the Swiss-based Court of
Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the 62-year-old maintains the ruling - which
prevents him from working in football until October 2019 - is unfair.