Arsenal supporters are delighted that UEFA has rescinded its 2-match ban on their Croatian international Eduardo, who was accused of diving in the Champions League tie with Celtic.
UEFA now suggests that the Metropolitan police should consider a charge of 'assault occasioning actual bodily harm' against Hoops' keeper Artur Boruc.
The Scottish club has expressed outrage at the about-turn but Michelle Platini, president of European football's governing body, has firmly denied any interference by Arsene Wenger, fellow Frenchman and Arsenal manager.
"It is not true," stormed Michelle. "The tall, thin man with grey hair and a long beaky nose seen leaving my apartment in the Rue de Grenouille is my personal masseur, nothing more."
In other UEFA-related developments: Emmanuel Adebayor has been chosen as the organisation's 'Goodwill Ambassador' for 2009, Chelsea FC named 'Most Popular Club', and the shortlist for 'Sexiest Player of All Time' announced, including British players Peter Beardsley, Luke Chadwick and Ian Dowie.
Mme. Platini will today be at Tossa's bookshop in Istanbul, signing copies of his autobiography, 'The Moon Is Made of Cheese'.