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Platini Insists Conscience Clear In Farewell Speech To UEFA

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Posted: Sep 14, 2016 at 9:07 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Michel Platini declared he has a “clear conscience” while bidding farewell to European soccer leaders before they elect his successor as UEFA president.

The former France captain was allowed by FIFA’s ethics judge to deliver the UEFA congress speech on Wednesday despite serving a four-year ban over an improper payment.
Platini said, “Be assured that I have a clear conscience, that I’m convinced I did not make the slightest mistake and that I’m continuing the legal battle.”
Platini was found guilty of ethics violations in December for taking a payment of 2 million Swiss francs ($2 million) from FIFA in 2011.
Platini, who became UEFA president in 2007, will be succeeded by either UEFA vice president Michael van Praag or Slovenian federation leader Aleksander Ceferin.  (AP)