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Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Platini scores an own goal

A few days ago, I suggested that the case against Chelsea from FIFA was somewhat flawed. Now we hear that FIFA president Sepp Blatter has called Chelsea's action "child slavery" and UEFA President Michel Platini has called it "child trafficking".

What Chelsea actually did was to sign at age 16 a young French player who had signed a pre-contract with a French club at a much earlier age. Either that earlier contract was also child slavery or it was unenforceable.

You can't have your cake and eat it. A good lawyer at the CAS would run rings round Blatter and Platini.

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