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FIFA ethics committee seeks lifetime ban against Platini; Blatter refuses comment


Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter, UEFA and FIFA

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Forget 90 days, and also banish 7 years from your mind. What FIFA wants to do to Michel Platini would last quite a bit longer.

The suspended UEFA president will be banned from soccer for life if FIFA’s ethics committee gets its way.

[ MORE: Blatter was “close to dying” ]

Platini’s legal team is up-in-arms over the threat, which comes after the Frenchman picked up nearly $2 million from disgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

As of post time, Platini is still seeking the FIFA presidential chair when his 90-day suspension is completed.

From Sky Sports:

Platini’s lawyer Thibaud d’Ales described FIFA’s life ban demand as a “scandal” and “excessive”.

Blatter’s representatives refused to comment on whether the same request has been made against the Swiss official.

The report did not say whether Blatter’s representatives did grimace, wink, and tug on the collars of their shirts while making their statement.

If either of these men end up running FIFA, something has gone horribly awry. For Platini, it’s the cost of doing business with Blatter.

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