What They're Saying: Michel Platini

"It all began with Blatter, who wanted my skin, who didn't want me to go to FIFA. He often said I'd be his last scalp, but he fell at the same time as I did."

-- Michel Platini, announcing he'd withdrawn his bid for FIFA president, on how he went from the favorite to succeed Sepp Blatter to banned from soccer for eight years within six months. (L'Equipe in French)
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