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Michel Platini: Suspension leak is 'insidious' and 'unacceptable'

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The Eufa President has said the leak about his potential suspension is "insidious" and "unacceptable".

Last night the investigatory chamber of the Fifa Ethics Committee recommended that Sepp Blatter be given a 90 day suspension.

It is also understood they are considering Platini be given the same suspension.

Michel Platini said it is an "extremely serious matter" that the information leak appeared to come from a Fifa source despite the fact the Ethics Committee has not yet issued its decision.

This deliberate leak – which is insidious in nature and has come about in an unacceptable manner – is essentially an attempt to damage my reputation.

Over the last few weeks, I have stressed my willingness to cooperate fully with the authorities carrying out the various enquiries in compliance with the strictest procedural rules. Fifa, on the other hand, has clearly flouted those rules.

I have always acted and expressed myself with honesty, courage and candour, as I feel that this is my moral duty. If what is being reported regarding the intentions of the investigatory chamber of the Fifa Ethics Committee is indeed true, I will stop at nothing to ensure that the truth is known. Nobody should be in any doubt as to my determination to achieve that objective.

– Michel Platini

He added: "I am certain that we will overcome this difficulty with full transparency and the unity that gives football its strength."

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