Court Upholds Sepp Blatter’s 6-Year Ban

The Court of Arbitration for Sports has upheld a six-year ban handed to Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter on appeal in its ruling on Monday.

Blatter served as the President of the world football governing body for seventeen years and was eventually removed following allegations of corruption in 2015.

A £1.3m “disloyal payment” to ex-Uefa boss Michel Platini earned both men bans from football related activities.

Blatter accepted the ruling of the court and said “no other verdict could be expected”.

He added: “I have to accept this decision. I have experienced much in my 41 years in Fifa. I mostly learned that you can win in sport, but you can also lose.”

In its written verdict, Cas said Blatter “requested the annulment of the ban but did not request a reduced penalty”.

It added: “In any event, the panel determined that the sanction imposed was not disproportionate.”

Fifa suspended Blatter and Platini for eight years in December, but the bans were reduced to six years by its appeals committee.

 

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