Platini admits ‘no written contract’ for FIFA payment

PARIS: Michel Platini, president of European football body UEFA and suspended amid a huge corruption scandal rocking the game, admitted Monday there was no written contract for remuneration he received from world body FIFA.


FIFA’s suspended president Sepp Blatter said last week that a $2.0 million dollar payment made to Platini in 2011 was “a gentleman’s agreement.”

Platini told French daily Le Monde the deal was made “man to man” but that he understood that under Swiss law “an oral contract is worth a written contract”.