Russian president Vladimir Putin has said suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter should be given the Nobel Peace Prize.
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Blatter and Platini are serving a 90-day ban from all football-related activities in connection with the investigation. Blatter is under criminal investigation in Switzerland over a two million Swiss francs payment made to vice president Michel Platini in 2011. Blatter has received public backing from Putin, ahead of the FIFA boss’s appearance before the governing body’s ethics committee to answer corruption allegations.
“That is someone who should be given the Nobel Peace Prize. His contribution to the global humanitarian sphere is colossal.” Putin said.