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Twitter Says Good Riddance to Michel Platini After UEFA President Resigns

Twitter Says Good Riddance to Michel Platini After UEFA President Resigns

Michel Platini is to resign as UEFA president after his ban from football was reduced to four years today.

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.

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.

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