Sepp Blatter, Ex- FIFA President Has Been Banned From Football For Six Years

FIFA President Sepp Blatter gives a press conference at the end of a meeting of the FIFA Executive Comitee on September 26, 2014 at the organistation's headquarters in Zurich, after formalizing his candidacy for a 5th mandate at the head of the FIFA. AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIEN BOZON (Photo credit should read SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images)

Sepp Blatter, 85 the former FIFA President who is currently on suspension has been placed on another six years and eight months ban from football.

According to reports, once the current ban is over in October, he will begin the new ban which will elapse after six years and eight months. This suspension comes after he was found guilty of breaching the FIFA ethnics.

He was seen to have defaulted in rules concerning duty of loyalty, conflicts of interest and offering or accepting gifts or other benefits.

Also receiving similar punishment is Jerome Valcke, FIFA’s former Secretary- General for same offense.

He was also found guilty of abuse of position and defaulting in the FIFA ethnics.

FIFA said:

”The same length of the suspension has been imposed on the organization’s former secretary-general Jérôme Valcke. Both men have been fined 1m Swiss francs (almost £780,000)”

FIFA also speaking in a statement said:

 “The investigations into Messrs Blatter and Valcke covered various charges, in particular concerning bonus payments in relation to Fifa competitions that were paid to top Fifa management officials, various amendments and extensions of employment contracts, as well as reimbursement by Fifa of private legal costs in the case of Mr Valcke.”

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