The former France international turned president of Uefa believes that corruption could rip the sport apart, claiming that it is an even more serious issue than racism
England has become the latest country to be hit by a conspiracy to arrange the outcome of games, with two men having been charged with conspiracy to defraud as part of an investigation led by the National Crime Agency (NCA).
Platini says that something has to be done, as he feels that match-fixing is an issue that could result in fans across the world losing all faith in the integrity of the sport, arguing that it is even more serious than racism.
"This is a problem that attacks football," the former France international told AS, "because, if a result is rigged before the match is played, our sport is over.
"It's something we should all, even the press, work together on, denouncing each corruption case that has strong indications.
"Racism is a different case because racism is something that comes from outside and is manifested in stadiums but fixing is something born in football, corrupting it from within.
"Uefa is in contact with the police in Europe but it is not something that should only be fought by the state. Firstly, we, the ones who are in football, and also newspapers, must try to sort this problem."