Will Michel Platini force Financial Fair Play on European football? After all, it is his idea and it should be his “great” legacy as Uefa president. However, there are some serious conflict of interests for someone in his position.
1. It’s pretty safe to assume that Michel Platini voted for Qatar 2022 – as you can read in Philippe Auclair’s article in The Blizzard. So, how can he now go against the Qataris with his Financial Fair Play?
2. Platini wants to be FIFA president, so how will he force FFP on future potential voters and contributors from Qatar, Russia, UAE etc?
3. Al Jazeera, which is part of QSI (owners of PSG), are responsible for almost a 100% hike in Champions League media rights in France. While Gazprom, owners of FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, have signed a major sponsorship contract with UEFA. Both PSG and Zenit are in no way ready for FFP regulations – will he now kick them out of the competition they are pouring money into?
4. Platini’s 33 year old son is QSI’s Legal Advisor.
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