NEWS
Thursday May 9 2019
Raiola: Agent ban 'political'

Mino Raiola has claimed that his three-month agent ban ‘corresponds to a political will’ after he criticised the FIGC.

Calciomercato.com reports the suspension is due to alleged irregularities in the deal that took Raiola client and Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca to Dutch side PEC Zwolle last summer.

However, the representative believes he is being punished for calling the FIGC ‘weak and non-existent’.

“My personal feeling is that this punishment corresponds to a political will, without taking the law into account,” he tweeted.

“It’s a sanction based on falsehoods and lies. Law and justice must prevail in any correct system and I hope my name will be restored in the next chapter of this story.

“I guess the FIGC has not forgiven my criticism of the role it’s played in the disastrous state of Italian football, as well as its role in the problems of racism. My opinions certainly influenced this decision.

“I will seek justice for this injustice and freedom of expression in every court possible because my main objective is the interest of Italian football.

“I will proudly fight this struggle to get what is in accordance with the law.”

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