Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has not appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his latest decision to remove him from football activities. On March 24, he and the organization's former secretary general, Jerome Walke, were suspended from all football activities for six years and eight months for violating the code of ethics.
The disqualification of the two will start after the end of the previous punishments. For Blatter, the new sanctions will take effect on October 8, 2021, and for Walke on October 8, 2025. In addition, both were fined 1 million Swiss francs.
Blatter, 85, headed FIFA from 1998 to 2015. He was then removed in connection with a case of illegal transfer of 2 million Swiss francs to then-UEFA chief Michel Platini. Blatter was suspended for 8 years from football activities, but after the appeal the term was reduced to 6 years.
In addition, Blaten was accused of selling the rights of the Caribbean Football Union to broadcast the 2010 and 2014 World Cups at a reduced price - 600 thousand dollars. In June last year, he announced that the investigation into the case was over.