Blatter Ex-FIFA Boss Gets New Six-Year Ban From Football


Erstwhile FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, has been handed a new ban from football lasting six years and eight months, Sky Sports reports.

FIFA said it had been imposed for multiple breaches of its ethics code, “in particular concerning bonus payments”.

It will come into force when a current suspension ends in October, the world football governing body added.

A suspension of the same length has been given to Jerome Valcke FIFA’s former secretary general.

Both men have also been fined one million Swiss francs (£780,000), FIFA said.

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FIFA’s ethics investigators said Blatter had been involved in implementing a bonus scheme from which he and other officials, including Valcke, had benefited.

They found Blatter had accepted an “undue economic benefit” of 23m Swiss francs (almost £18m) between 2010 and 2014.

Investigators added that Blatter and Valcke, along with two other officials, had “set up a scheme through…

Source: Complete Sports