Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini Suspended for 90 Days by FIFA

Written by Randy Capps at Bloguin

The ongoing FIFA saga took another turn today when FIFA’s Ethics Committee handed down 90-day suspensions for FIFA President Sepp Blatter, Vice President and UEFA President Michel Platini and several other officials.

Here is the list of the suspensions handed out today:

  • Sepp Blatter, 90 days
  • Michel Platini, 90 days
  • Secretary General Jerome Valcke, 90 days
  • Former vice president Chung Moon-joon, six years

“Today, in accordance with FIFA’s Code of Ethics, Joseph S. Blatter was relieved of all his duties as FIFA President following the decision of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the Independent Ethics Committee to provisionally ban him from all football activities on a national and international level,” the committee said in a statement. “Joseph S. Blatter, for the duration of the 90-day ban, is not allowed to represent FIFA in any capacity, act on the organisation’s behalf, or communicate to media or other stakeholders as a FIFA representative.”

Issa Hayatou, a vice-president on FIFA’s Executive Committee, will serve as acting president during Blatter’s suspension. Spain’s Angel Maria Villar, who is under investigation himself for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding scandal, will run UEFA during Platini’s suspension.

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