Michel Platini, excluded from football for years, takes care of his autistic grandson

Michel Platini, the former number 10 in the Blues, has been ruled out of football. He found himself fighting for justice after a story of corruption that also involves Sepp Blatter. Moreover, if found guilty, the former UEFA boss will have to be separated from his autistic grandson.

Michel Platini was selected for the international match on March 27, 1976 and has since had 72 international appearances and 41 goals. The one in the middle position then hung up his boots in May 1987 at the age of 32.

He then became the coach of the Blues, and in 2007 he became president of the Union of European Football Associations.

In the hope of succeeding Sepp Blatter at the helm of FIFA, Platini was unfortunately suspended and banned from football.

A suspension that was pronounced in 2015, which was to last eight years, but which was lifted in October 2019.

Michel Platini during a press conference at Skeids’ training ground, Nordre Åsen, in October 2008. | Photo: Getty Images

Despite the accusations against the former footballer, he could still count on the support of the president of the French federation, Noël Le Graët. The man said:

“This suspension by Michel Platini makes me sad and shocking. It seems unlikely.”

In addition to some support from the football world, Michel Platini was also able to count on his family, especially his wife.

Michel Platini (Photo by dear christian / Corbis via Getty Images) | Photo: Getty Images

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Son of a teacher and amateur football coach, Aldo Platini, Michel Platini was born on June 21, 1955 in Joeuf in the department of Meurthe-et-Moselle. Growing up in a middle-class family, he became rich through football and became one of the highest paid French footballers in the world.

The year before the 1978 World Cup, in which the young player participated, he married Christelle Bigoni. The woman he has lived with for 45 years and which he fell in love with at first sight. She has always been a great support in her daily life.

Wedding of Michel Platini with Christelle in the church of Saint-Max on December 21, 1977, France. | Photo: Getty Images

Together they became the happy parents of Laurent and Marine. Very discreet in his role as a father, they are rarely mentioned by the media. However, the former number 10 at the Blues confided in an old interview that he became a grandfather, without mentioning which of his children became parents.

In addition, the son of Michel Platini intervened in a case involving the former footballer. Laurent Platini had in fact reacted angrily to accusations of bribery for the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

Portrait of the French footballer Michel Platini, approx. 1970. | Photo: Getty Images

A case in which the former French player has for some time been battling with the Swiss federal criminal court in Bellinzona.

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Accused in a corruption case, Michel Platini, former UEFA leader, and Sepp Blatter, former FIFA president, have fallen from their pedestals. The two accomplices were suspected after a suspicious payment of 2 million Swiss francs or 1.9 million euros.

The French footballer Michel Platini. | Photo: Getty Images

Blatter was charged with fraud, while Platini was charged with complicity and forgery. Optimistic despite the trial being postponed, Blatter said in an interview:

“I am in a good mood with the beautiful sun that is here. I’m confident because I have nothing to blame myself for. It takes two weeks, so I have to be in a good mood the first day. ”

Moreover, it is with violence that the two men reject these accusations. In fact, they claimed that an oral agreement had been reached years before on the payment of 2011, which was repaid. And Mr Platini’s lawyer, Dominic Nellen, said the trial had political aims to prevent him from becoming FIFA president.

The young French footballer Michel Platini. | Photo: Getty Images

However, Blatter hopes once and for all that this story will finally end. Knowing that the trial, which is due to end on July 22, 2022, and which will last 11 days. The length of the trial had been shortened due to the health problems of Sepp Blatter, who was placed in an artificial coma in late 2021.

With the verdict scheduled for July 8, 2022, the fathers risk five years in prison. A difficult situation for him, who has three gold balls (1983, 1984 and 1985), and who is a grandfather.

JUNE 01: FOOTBALL: WC 1986 Laenderspiel at Leon, 01.06.86, CANADA -FRANCE 0: 1, Michel PLATINI / FROM. | Photo: Getty Images

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Back in force after his suspension and his ban on engaging in all football-related activities in 2019, Michel Platini was invited to the sports, literature and cinema festival on January 29, 2020. Besides football, the big man is actually also passionate about the seventh art. Those who know him also know that he is a great admirer of the Italian actor Lino Ventura.

On the occasion of the festival, the father of Laurent and Marine admits to having been influenced by the film “Hors norms”. A work by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, which tells the story of Bruno and Malik, two extraordinary teenagers who help autistic children and teenagers. And it is not trivial if the former playmaker from the French team particularly appreciated it.

Michel Platini will give a presentation to the media on the use of additional referees during the matches ahead of the UEFA Europa League final between Sevilla FC and SL Benfica at the Juventus Arena on 14 May 2014 in Turin, Italy. | Photo: Getty Images

‘It touched me a lot because I have an autistic grandchild. I think it’s very good that such a moving film tells the story of these children who are truly out of the ordinary. ”

he said without giving more details about the parents of this autistic grandson to the newspaper L’Équipe.

Precisely, side privacy, Michel Platini has always shown modesty. It will therefore be necessary to wait if you want to have more details about his family.

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