Former UEFA president Michel Platini has vowed to return to football, labelling those who handed out his suspension ‘morons’, that’s according to Goal.com.
The Frenchman and former FIFA president Sepp Blatter were investigated for corruption regarding the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, among various other things.
Both were found guilty of a breach of ethics and were issued eight-year bans from football. FIFA’s appeals committee saw the sanction reduced to six years and Platini’s was then further reduced to four years following his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
However, Platini has continually insisted on his innocence and believes he has been the victim of a conspiracy to prevent him from becoming FIFA president.
“I'll come back. I do not know where, I do not know how, but I cannot stay on a suspension, even if it's a suspension made by morons,” Platini said to RTS.
Platini also suggested that current FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who the Frenchman sees as having profited from his woes, would prefer him not to return.
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