Sepp Blatter in soccer's top RuneScape gold

  • Sepp Blatter in soccer's top job was put on hold because of a RuneScape gold payment he received from his former mentor back in 2011. Blatter and Platini were last month banned for eight years for conflict of interest in the 2 million Swiss franc ($1.35 million) payment deal that is also the subject of a criminal investigation in Switzerland.Platini hopes to clear his name at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.


    The 60-year-old Frenchman was not authorized to bypass FIFA's appeal procedure, which states that he will only be able to turn to CAS once FIFA's appeal committee has ruled on the case."I've spent more time in hearing rooms than on football pitches speaking about 4-3-3 or 4-4-2 or football news," said Platini. "I'm taking this philosophically, let's wait and see what happens. But injustice is revolting me and I'm trying to fight it.


    Platini and Blatter were cleared of corruption charges in December but suspended for a series of breaches including conflict of interest. But Platini, who worked at FIFA as Blatter's special adviser from 1998 to 2002, said he has no regret over the payment."I can't have any regret in that story because things fell upon my head while I haven't done anything wrong.


    Platini said during an interview in a buy OSRS gold hotel. "I'm struggling to understand what happened, unless there was a will somewhere to prevent me from bidding."Also Thursday, FIFA ethics judges formally opened a case against Jerome Valcke, FIFA's former secretary general, who faces a nine-year ban from football.Valcke is charged with violations of the FIFA code of ethics while serving as Blatter's top aide.