Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been acquitted by the Swiss prosecutor.
That writes Le Monde. The French media relies on the basis of a letter from the officer of justice to Vincent Solari, the lawyer of Platini.
The Italian ex-footballer was in 2015, when he was still UEFA president was, for eight years suspended. The reason for the punishment was a few months after the payment in 2011 of € 1.8 million to the now resigned from the FIFA president. The sentence was later reduced to four years, allowing Platini to October 2019 no activities may be run in the football.
Platini, however, remained even after that statement to insist his innocence and fought his punishment. With success, as it now appears. “We have a double confirmation that he is innocent,” said Solari. “There are not enough charges against him.”