Foot – Justice – Michel Platini rejected by the European Court of Human Rights

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whose legality Platini disputed concerned the controversial payment of 2 million Swiss francs (1.8 million euros) made by Sepp Blatter, ex-president of FIFA, in 2011, to the ex-boss of UEFA, for a job of adviser completed in 2002. First struck off by the ethics committee of the world body for eight years, in December 2015, Platini had seen this suspension reduced to six years on appeal, then to four years, in May 2016, by the CAS .
“data-reactid =” 19 “> Michel Platini, who had filed an appeal against Switzerland before the European Court of Human Rights in December 2017, was dismissed on Thursday. He contested the legality of his suspension. suspension of all football-related activity of which Michel Platini was the subject “Justified”, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled against the former UEFA president in his appeal against Switzerland – which he accused of violating articles concerning the right to a fair trial , the principle of non-responsiveness and the protection of the freedom to exercise a professional activity – December 26, 2017. The ECHR judges “That in view of the gravity of the offenses committed, the high position which Mr. Platini occupied within football bodies and the need to restore the reputation of this sport like that of FIFA, the sanction imposed does not appear excessive, nor arbitrary “, according to a press release from the institution. The suspension of which Platini contested the legality concerned the controversial payment of 2 million Swiss francs (1.8 million euros) made by Sepp Blatter, ex-president of FIFA, in 2011, to the ex-boss of the UEFA, for an advisory job completed in 2002. First struck off eight years by the ethics committee of the world body, in December 2015, Platini had seen this suspension reduced to six years on appeal, then to four years, in May 2016, by the CAS.

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