MINO RAIOLA hung up the telephone on Simon Jordan after an explosive row over the picture rights situation surrounding Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Ibrahimovic – who’s represented by Raiola – called for an investigation into FIFA 21 as he claimed his ‘name and face’ was used without permission.
Tremendous agent Mino Raiola insists he has an obligation to guard the rights of his gamersCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
EA Sports activities have defined they’re allowed to make use of Ibrahimovic’s likeness because of a deal they’ve in place with AC Milan.
However Raiola has insisted he is not going to surrender the battle with EA Sports activities, world soccer governing physique Fifa and the gamers’ union Fifpro.
He was interviewed concerning the incident by Jim White and ex-Crystal Palace proprietor Jordan on talkSPORT.
However the telephone name got here to an abrupt finish after Raiola insisted he didn’t care about Jordan’s opinion.
Through the heated debate, Jordan hinted that Raiola simply needed some fee.
However the tremendous agent responded: “Hear Simon, you already know what the great factor is, that I do not give a rattling about what your opinion is and what you consider this.
“What you consider me is completely irrelevant to me.”
English businessman Jordan replied: “Mino, I’ve no opinion on you, you are about as troublesome to me as a cloudy day, I am asking you a query.”
Simon Jordan hinted Mino Raiola was investigating the case in a bid to pocket some fee Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Raiola mentioned: “You are not asking me a query, you are affirming that I do issues due to a motive.
“I am doing this stuff as a result of very merely, there are rights to my gamers that can’t be touched.
“This speak is now over Jim. It’s worthwhile to give Simon his personal programme.
“Subsequent time you invite, invite me as Jim and never as Simon.
“Have a pleasant day and have enjoyable with Simon there, it’s best to have a one man present.”
Raiola – who is also Manchester United star Paul Pogba’s agent – then reduce off the telephone name.
The agent has revealed at least 300 players have joined Ibrahimovic in the fight towards EA Sports activities’ use of participant identify and picture rights in FIFA 21.
Gareth Bale is among the many lengthy listing of names that determined to observe up from Ibrahimovic’s tweet.