Zurich — Michel Platini says he had no written contract for
the $2 million payment from FIFA in 2011.
Risking further ethics sanctions by breaking confidentiality
rules, Platini tells French daily Le Monde that the extra pay for his job
advising FIFA President Sepp Blatter from 1998-2002 was "a thing between
Also read: UEFA crisis talk on Platini begin in Nyon
On Friday, Blatter told a Swiss broadcaster the deal being
investigated by Swiss prosecutors as a "disloyal payment" from FIFA
funds was a "gentlemen's agreement."
Platini and Blatter are appealing against their 90-day
The FIFA ethics committee has in recent cases imposed strict
bans when soccer officials discussed their cases in the media.
Platini tells Le Monde "it's shameful to be dragged
through the mud."For
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