FIFA finally drop the hammer on Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini 6 years ago

FIFA finally drop the hammer on Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini

The house of cards is beginning to crumble.

Twenty-four hours after Sepp Blatter denied he was going to be suspended, and about 20 minutes after Michel Platini issued a statement calling rumours of his suspension 'insidious', both men have been given the boot, temporarily, from FIFA after a probe by an ethics committee.



Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke has also been suspended and it seems possible that some of the very top administrators in football's governing body are about to have their careers cut short.

Blatter has been under huge pressure to resign since criminal proceedings were opened by a Swiss prosecutor into allegations surrounding a TV deal contract sold to former FIFA official Jack Warner in 2006.

In addition, Valcke, who has already been put on leave for a duration of 90 days, has now been banned for 90 days. The governing body said: “The duration of the bans may be extended for an additional period not exceeding 45 days.”

Although it seems the two people that have now taken over the running of football across the globe are hardly squeaky clean either.


The news was greeted with the full yellow news alert on Sky so sh*t got just real.

While this shocking graphic just showing the level of trouble that Fifa have found themselves in over the last few years.