Blatter and Platini target Infantino

Axel Allag, Media365, published on Thursday June 09, 2022 at 7:20 p.m.

On the second day of the Blatter-Platini trial, the two former leaders targeted, without mentioning his name, FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter was there. On Wednesday, his audition in Bellinzona, Switzerland had to be postponed due to certain health problems and his breathing difficulties. But this Thursday, he was able to speak, on certain subjects, within the framework of the file around a supposed unfair payment of two million Swiss francs.I will not answer questions from FIFA because since March 2016, the President of FIFA (Gianni Infantino) never answered me“, he said, in remarks transcribed by L’Equipe, in the face of requests from the lawyer for the world body, Me Hohl-Chirazi.

Platini “worth his million” according to Blatter

Michel Platini, he followed the same line of conduct. Believing to have been treated in a bad way by FIFA, the triple Ballon d’Or developed his point: “Me, I was passed off as an account falsifier and a money launderer. The goal was for me not to become president. It’s not easy, when you are known worldwide, to be criticized worldwide”. Earlier, Blatter had not deviated from his version concerning this supposedly unfair payment: that of a “oral contract” passed between him and Michel Platini. “I just had this man in my house and he was worth his million”, claimed the former boss of world football; who then knew how to make Platini his adviser: “When I was elected as FIFA President, we had a bad record. But I thought to myself that a man who has been in football can help us, FIFA and myself”.

“Happy to be here and that it can end”

I succumbed to the charisma of Mr. Blatter“, for his part slipped Platini, who affirmed that he was”his endorsement of the world of football in a world where there are no footballers”. The Swiss highlighted his satisfaction at being able to explain himself to the judges. In fact, I’ve already been punished for seven years(the start of the criminal proceedings dates from the end of September 2015), it’s like an eternity”, commented Blatter, “happy to be here and that it can end”.

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