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Platini ‘fears for soccer’s future’

sports Updated: Aug 26, 2011 23:31 IST

UEFA president Michel Platini said on Friday that the warning lights were flashing and he fears for the future of professional soccer if the game does not urgently clean up its act.

Platini, stressing that he was giving his personal view, said: “I can see lots of red lights flashing and I am afraid for the future of football which is going pear-shaped in some areas.”

He said he had no fear that the game would always be loved by millions, but was seriously concerned about the money flooding into the game and the viability of clubs to survive.

He said that UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules were vital in ensuring that some degree of accountability was introduced to the leading clubs, and although there had been some criticism of his insistence it was introduced, there was no turning back.