Michel Platini Could Get UEFA Payoff Despite Serving Ban – Report

Michel Platini could receive a payoff from UEFA despite being banned from the game over a payment from ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter in 2011, the Bloomberg news agency has reported.
Both Platini and Blatter were originally banned for eight years by world governing body FIFA in December, but that was reduced to six years by a FIFA appeals panel in February.
Platini, the former UEFA president, had his ban reduced by a further two years at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in May.
Blatter is waiting for the verdict of his own CAS appeal, while Platini told last week’s UEFA Congress — which had been called to vote in his replacement — that he had not given up the fight to clear his name.
But Bloomberg reported that the 61-year-old Frenchman is in talks over a compensation settlement from UEFA, while German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has claimed he is still being paid by the organisation he ran for nine years from 2007.
A UEFA spokesperson, however, said: “Former UEFA president Platini is no longer receiving a salary from UEFA.
“The overall matter of Mr Platini’s remuneration since his suspension began will be addressed by the UEFA executive committee in due course following advice and proposals from the newly-formed UEFA compensation committee and legal experts.”
Blatter, who now faces a second FIFA corruption investigation, has not been paid by world football’s governing body since his ban started.
Under Swiss law there is no requirement for UEFA to pay Platini, who is still under investigation by the Swiss authorities.
But the Bloomberg report suggests that the former France and Juventus midfielder still has supporters at UEFA, who feel he deserves financial recognition for the work he did in setting up European club football’s Financial Fair Play rules and centralising the sale of television rights.
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