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Thursday December 27 2018
Raiola: Italy has no future, if...

Super-agent Mino Raiola warns ‘Italian football has no future if it fails to defeat the cancer’ that is racism.

Raiola has several black players among his clientele, including Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Moise Kean, and he was angered by the monkey chants subjected to Kalidou Koulibaly during Napoli’s 1-0 loss to Inter on Wednesday.

“Racism is ignorance by definition,” he told ANSA.

“it’s difficult to talk to the ignorant, but we must always fight against them and be united together.

“Having said that, where is the government, both the real one and the one in football? Where is the union? Where are the unity and solidarity between all the players and clubs?

“This is a problem for all club owners and players. If Italy fails to defeat this cancer then it has no future in football.

“Football is the mirror of society. It takes a unique objective, bravery, good ideas and balls.”

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