Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has failed to get a six-year ban overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport after his appeal was rejected on Monday.
Blatter and former UEFA president Michel Platini were both suspended from all football activities for eight years in 2015 over a "disloyal payment" made by the Swiss to the Frenchman in 2011.
Their bans were reduced to six years by an appeals panel in February, while Platini got another two years shaved off by CAS in May.
Sepp Blatter has said that he has lost his appeal against a 6 year ban from FIFA. Let's hope that, for once, he's telling the truth.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 5, 2016
However, CAS did not do the same for Blatter, who has instead been fined 50,000 Swiss francs over the payment which "amounted to an undue gift as it had no contractual basis."
The 80-year-old had held the top post at world football's governing body from 1998 to 2015, when charges of corruption within FIFA came to light in a case that is ongoing.
Sepp Blatter loses his appeal at CAS against a 6-yr ban but says he "looks back with gratitude" at his FIFA years. Of course he doe$. pic.twitter.com/0ly0HmRrwK
— sportingintelligence (@sportingintel) December 5, 2016