FIFA: Football world reacts to news of Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini’s eight-year ban

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The FIFA Ethics Committee delivered a boost to football fans everywhere on Monday morning by ruling that Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini would be banned from all footballing activities for the next eight years following an investigation into a number of apparent rule breaches during their time working together.

Having run FIFA since 1998, the ruling now seems to have brought an end to Sepp Blatter’s career, who at 79 will be far too old to take any sort of position of power once the ban comes to an end.

Platini, had been hoping to succeed Blatter as FIFA head, but will now likely see any hope of that fade as he will be 68 when he’s allowed back.

There were no tears shed for the pair, though, as the overall feeling was one of justice and relief, and below are some of the best reactions to the news taken from Twitter.

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