Michel Platini has said he will resign as president of Uefa after failing to upturn his six-year ban from football. A court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) panel reduced the ban to four years on Monday though, Platini said he would rather quit. Platini was found guilty of receiving two million Swiss Franc (£1.3m) payment from former Uefa President Sepp Blatter. The two said the payment in 2011 was made for consultancy work Platini had carried out for Blatter between 1998 and 2002, and that they had a “gentleman’s agreement” on when the balance was settled.
Platini’s lawyers said he was “deeply disappointed” by the decision, which he considered “an injustice”.
Cas also said an 80,000 Swiss Franc (£57,200) fine should be lowered to 60,000 (£42,900).
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