Banned FIFA president, Sepp Blatter is expected to earn his normal salary till a successor is voted on 26 February. The 79-year-old was banned following secret payments of £1.3 million he made to UEFA president Michel Platini, who has also been banned, in 2011 for work purportedly carried out between 1998 and 2002. Spokesman for FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee, Andreas Bantel, revealed this when he spoke with Reuters. According to Sporting Intelligence, Blatter receives in the region of $6 million each year, meaning that he could have received up to $1.7 million since he was suspended on 8 October, and by the time his 18 years as president comes to an end next month, his wages could reach $2.3 million for the period that he has been suspended and banned for. His bonus payments have however, been suspended.
FIFA’s decision to continue paying Blatter is shocking as the football governing body has appointed an acting president, Issa Hayatou meaning they will pay two men for holding the post. Blatter and Platini are set to appeal their bans from the round leather game.
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