BREAKING: #FIFA president Sepp Blatter banned for eight years
(ATR) FIFA’s top judge today handed down bans for world football’s most powerful men for financial misconduct.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter and his UEFA counterpart Michel Platini each received eight-year bans. Blatter was also fined 50,000 Swiss francs ($50,230) and Platini 80,000 Swiss francs ($80,370).
Hans-Joachim Eckert, chair of FIFA’s ethics adjudicatory body, ruled that they had breached four articles of the governing body’s Code of Ethics over the $2 million “disloyal payment” FIFA made to Platini in 2011 for his work as a consultant to Blatter.