Dirty Tackle

Ballon d’Or can only be taken seriously if Zlatan Ibrahimovic wins, says Zlatan’s agent

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Zlatan strikes. (Getty)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his agent, Mino Raiola, are a perfect match. They will both say whatever they please whenever they please and they both think Zlatan Ibrahimovic is pretty much the greatest thing ever. To that point, Raiola has a few thoughts on "demented dictator" Sepp Blatter, "mafia style" FIFA and UEFA and how the Ballon d'Or must go to Zlatan to prove its legitimacy.

From Goal.com:

"FIFA and UEFA are exactly the same s***," Raiola told Expressen."If he does not win [the Ballon d'Or], it will reinforce the idea the award is politically corrupt. If you want to take the award seriously, it should be the best player to win. And the best player, [it has been] Zlatan for several years."

That shouldn't be taken as a insult to Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo because in Zlatan and Raiola's world, those two simply do not exist. But just to further endear him and his client to the most powerful men in football, Raiola had a few more things to say. From Football Italia:

"FIFA and UEFA are anything but transparent and in some ways could be compared to Mafia-style organisations," said Raiola. [...]

"Sepp Blatter is a demented dictator. Michel Platini's Financial Fair Play project proves he is incompetent."

The only way FIFA and UEFA can be taken seriously is if Zlatan Ibrahimovic is put in charge of both.

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