Platini ban appeal rejected by FIFA….

Michel Platini

Michel Platini’s appeal against his 90-day suspension from football activity has been rejected by FIFA’s Ethics Committee, which said he was questioned by investigators for five hours in the days beforehand. He was given the ban on 8 October while an investigation into corruption allegations is conducted, however his lawyers claimed he had not had chance to defend himself. The Adjudicatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee said Platini had been interviewed for five hours on 1 October. A spokesperson said: “The argument put forward by Michel Platini’s lawyers that their client had not had the possibility to defend himself before the Adjudicatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee before his suspension is not valid. “After the Investigatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee had heard him for more than five hours on October 1, 2015 (with the hearing documented on more than 50 pages), the chairman of the Adjudicatory Chamber, Hans-Joachim Eckert, did not see a need for a second hearing with Mr Platini.”

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