Connect with us


Platini to miss FIFA hearing



UEFA President, Michel Platini, will not attend his hearing in front of the FIFA ethics committee on Friday, his spokesman has confirmed.

The Frenchman is currently serving a 90-day suspension from all footballing activity pending the committee’s investigation into a payment to Platini from FIFA President, Sepp Blatter, in 2011 just weeks before Blatter’s re-election for a fourth term.

You may also like: Platini loses appeal to lift 90-day ban

Legal representatives for Platini confirmed that he had refused to appear on Friday after “the verdict was already announced to the press by a spokesman… going against the presumption of innocence”.

A spokesman for the committee had been quoted last week as telling L’Equipe that Platini would be “suspended for several years”.

Blatter, who is expected to attend his own hearing on Thursday, said on Wednesday that he was “bewildered” by the investigation.

RipplesNigeria …without borders, without fears

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now