UEFA’s Platini Appeals Soccer Suspension to Top Sports CourtChristopher Elser
European soccer boss Michel Platini appealed his 90-day suspension to sport’s top court.
The Frenchman asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport to overturn a ruling by FIFA’s ethics panel, which last month banned him and FIFA President Joseph “Sepp” Blatter.
Blatter and Platini, the UEFA president, were suspended from all soccer activities after Swiss prosecutors opened an investigation into a delayed 2 million-Swiss franc ($1.97 million) payment from Blatter to Platini. The move essentially ended Blatter’s 17-year presidency and delivered a blow to Platini’s chances in the Feb. 26 elections for FIFA president.