Michel Platini's son denies he was bought by Qatar for World Cup vote
Michel Platini's son has reacted angrily to suggestions that the UEFA president's support for Qatar's bid to host the 2022 World Cup was bought.
Platini, who turned 60 on Sunday, cast his vote in favour of the Gulf state's candidature in December 2010.
Numerous allegations of corruption have been made concerning the vote, one of them surrounding Platini's son, Laurent, who started working for Qatar Sports Investments, an arm of the Qatari government and owners of Paris Saint-Germain, in November 2011.
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Speaking to Le Parisien, Platini Jr., who is now CEO of Burrda Sport, a Geneva-based sportswear manufacturer with ties to Qatar, denied money and influence had been behind his father's decision.
"To think for a single second that my father can be bought on the pretext that I work for the Qataris is just unbelievable," he explained. "People who know us know that we're people of integrity, both of us."