Six players can appeal decision

BY foxsports • October 19, 2011

Six FC Sion players have been banned for five matches each by the Swiss League for using a civil court to force their right to play.

The league says its disciplinary commission ruled that the six violated Swiss Football Association statutes by repeatedly petitioning a non-sports tribunal after their registrations were refused.

The six players, who can appeal, are: Stefan Glarner, Pascal Feindouno, Jose Goncalves, Gabri, Billy Ketkeophomphone and Mario Mutsch.

Sion signed them in breach of a FIFA transfer ban, prompting UEFA to kick the club out of the Europa League.

UEFA President Michel Platini explained to a criminal prosecutor Wednesday why his organization rejected a judge's interim orders which were in Sion's favor.

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