French police were called to the residence of Michel Platini today after the UEFA president and former France international’s glasshouse was destroyed with stones.
The police were alerted to the incident by Platini’s neighbour, Jean Boy, after he heard the increasingly regular noise of glass shattering over a period of months. Eventually, Mr. Boy peered over his wall to see that Platini’s glasshouse was almost completely shattered, with just the frames remaining, and was surrounded by large stones.
“The stones appear to have been thrown from within the glasshouse,” said a police spokesperson. “Foul play is not suspected as we have reason to believe this has been a hobby of Mr. Platini’s for some time.”
His neighbour Mr. Boy confirmed as much, “Michel has been doing this sort of thing for years. At first it was occasional but now it’s all too often. Pretty much every time he arrives home from some speech he has given he pops into the glasshouse and throws a barrage of stones around. At first I ignored it, but it’s gotten so frequent recently, I couldn’t sit back anymore.”
Platini this week criticised FIFA president Sepp Blatter over the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar, despite voting for them himself. Shortly after voting for Qatar, Platini’s son Laurent became the CEO of a Qatar sports company.
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