Free article section

You are reading a Free article. Apply for a subscription to access all the valuable information on the website Sports Law & Taxation

Football: FIFA Bans ‘Super’ Agent!

By Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw The World Governing Body of Football, FIFA, on 10 May 2019, have banned Italian Dutch ‘Super’ Agent, Mino Raiola, who represents the likes of Paul Pogba, for three months for unspecified reasons. This ban will end one day after the English Premier League 2019 Summer Transfer Window closes on 9 August 2019. The FIFA ban follows an earlier ban of three months imposed by the Italian Football Association and extends the ban beyond Italy to football activity anywhere in the world. It would appear that the ban results from critical remarks made by Raiola about the Italian Football Association and, in particular, its handling of racism in Italian football. The ban puts in jeopardy a possible - probably lucrative - move by Pogba from Manchester United to Real Madrid or Juventus. Raiola also represents Ajax captain, Matthijs de Ligt, and his potential £64 million transfer to Barcelona may also be affected. Raiola has stated that he will legally challenge the ban: “I will seek justice against this injustice and for freedom of speech in every legal court possible to me as my main task is the interest of Italian football.” Fighting talk, indeed, but it will be interesting to see what actually happens next! Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw may be contacted by e-mail at ‘This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

The Journal

Global Sports Law and Taxation Reports feature: articles; comparative surveys; commentaries on topical sports legal and tax issues and documentation.

The unique feature of Global Sports Law and Taxation Reports is that this Journal combines for the first time up to-date valuable and must-have information on the legal and tax aspects of sport and their interrelationships.

The Editors

The editors of  the Journal Sports Law & Taxation are Professor Ian Blackshaw and Dr Rijkele Betten, with specialist contributions from the world's leading practitioners and academics in the sports law and taxation fields.

The Editors

Managing editor
Dr. Rijkele Betten

Consulting editor
Prof. Dr. Ian S. Blackshaw

Editorial board

Prof. Guglielmo Maisto
Maisto e Associati, Milano

Dr. Dick Molenaar
All Arts Tax Advisors, Rotterdam

 

Mr. Kevin Offer
Hardwick & Morris LLP, London

Mr. Mario Tenore
Maisto e Associati, Milano

Address

Nolot BV
St. Jorisstraat 11
5211 HA  's-Hertogenosch
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.