Paul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has criticised the Italian Football Association (FIGC), after he was given a three-month suspension on Thursday.
The FIGC confirmed the ban in a statement but added that the reasons for the ban will be released next week.
Raiola, who also represents Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Matthijs de Ligt and several other high-profile names, posted a statement in response on Twitter.
“This “ITALIAN BAN” is not a surprise, unfortunately.
“My personal concern is that it has been a sentence dominated by political willing, without taking into consideration the reason of law.
“It is a sentence based on false grounds and lies. Law and justice, however, must prevail in any civil and correct system and I hope that my position will be remitted within the right lines in the coming steps of history.
“I guess the Italian Football Association has not forgiven me when I have diffused my critics for their role in the disastrous state of Italian football, as well as their role around the latest episode of the racism problem and my opinions could have had an influence in the evaluation of the matter.
“I will seek justice against the injustice and for freedom of speech in every legal court possible to me as my main task is the interest of Italian football. I will proudly conduct this fight in order to obtain what it is in conformity with law.
“This discussion is contained to the Italian territory and has no repercussion on the players I represent,” Raiola wrote.