The house of football is crumbling. That was the reaction of one analyst to the news FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA chief Michel Platini have both been provisionally banned for 90 days.
The ruling by the world governing body’s ethics committee bars the two from any football-related activity. FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has also been banned for 90 days and presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon for six years and fined 10,000 Swiss francs.
The move comes in the wake of the ethics committee’s inquiry into the 1.40 million euro payment Platini received in 2011 for consultancy work he did for Blatter nine years earlier.