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UEFA president Platini: English fans like me

UEFA president Michel Platini insists he is well liked by English fans.

Platini says his reputation for being anti-Premiership is down to the English media.

He told the Daily Telegraph: "Football belongs to the fans and you have great fans in England. They love football. They respect the decisions.

"England is the only country where they get angry about diving. They are great football people. They don't disturb the life of the players. It's wonderful. But I am not so open to the business side.

"I am not popular in England because of the journalists. But I see many fans on the plane and they seem to like me, we speak about my passion for English clubs.''

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