Michel Platini Faints In Restaurant, Taken To Hospital – Heart Attack Ruled Out

Ollie Irish

9th, July 2010


By Ollie Irish

UEFA president Michel Platini was taken to hospital tonight after fainting in a Johannesburg restaurant.

Platini, 55, was taken to hospital for tests as a precaution but his adviser William Gaillard said he had been told “not to worry”.

There had initially been reports that Platini had suffered a heart attack but Gaillard insisted that was not the case.

“He’s fine,” Gaillard said. “He’s conscious and a heart attack has been ruled out.

“He has had a bit of a fever recently because he’s got a cold and hadn’t eaten anything all day.”

Platini had reportedly been dining with former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier and former Scotland boss Andy Roxburgh.

I gotta say, for a man who only retired from professional sport 23 years ago, Platini sure has aged quickly. Too much time on football’s gravy train, Michel?

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  1. Zedie says:

    He probably collapsed under the weight of his ego

  2. Montesquieu says:

    “William Gaillard said he had been told “not to worry”.”

    That’s really too bad.

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