Platini and Sepp Blatter, the former FIFA president, were both handed eight-year bans after it was revealed that Blatter gave Platini £1.25m in 2011.
The Frenchman saw his ban reduced to six years in February and had another two years whacked off his sentence this morning by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The three-man panel reportedly said it “was not convinced by the legitimacy of the payment”.
However, according to the Guardian, Platini will resign from his post as per his lawyer.
And it seems football fans on social media aren’t going to miss the European Cup winner as they wished him good riddance via Twitter.
Michel Platini has stepped down as UEFA president.. pic.twitter.com/tqvcWbqNSG
— Oddschecker (@Oddschecker) May 9, 2016
Wouldn't be surprised if Sepp Blatter withdraws his appeal to CAS in the wake of Platini verdict. Foregone conclusion, surely?
— Ben Rumsby (@ben_rumsby) May 9, 2016
@danroan Couldn't happen to a nicer person. Should never again be involved in Football admin. Should be in jail along with rest of FIFA
— JHammer (@JHammer1725) May 9, 2016
Good riddance Platini. Football killer
— vízzy9 (@vizzy9) May 9, 2016
— Graeme Dixon (@GraemeDixon_) May 9, 2016
Michel Platini turning his back on a life of buffets and finally resigns as Uefa president. Yeah, we thought that had already happened too.
— SportsJOE.ie (@SportsJOEdotie) May 9, 2016
BREAKING: Michel Platini ban reduced to four years by CAS and he steps down as UEFA President.https://t.co/TJACq8PJBw
— Sport360° (@Sport360) May 9, 2016
Good to see Platini is gone. Just a shame he can't be locked up for crimes against football. Absolute scumbag.
— Ed (@Gibbe84) May 9, 2016
@BBCSport good riddance
— james (@jamesasm) May 9, 2016
@BBCSport football wins so hard there
— Matt Henderson (@matt_hendo12) May 9, 2016
— Anand Datla (@SportaSmile) May 9, 2016
Platini won several major honours during his playing days, including the European Championship with France in 1984 and two Serie A titles with Juventus in 1984 and 1986.