Just a few hours ago, the football world was struck by a bit of devastating news.
Reported initially by beIN sports correspondent, Tancredi Palmeri, the news stated that ‘Super – agent’ Mino Raiola had passed away at the age of 54.
Agent to superstars such as Paul Pogba, Erling Haaland, Zlatan Ibrahimovic etc, the Italian had reportedly passed away after being hospitalized.
Soon after, many similar reports flooded the internet, declaring Raiola deceased.
The football world sent their heartfelt condolences, including Spanish heavyweights, Real Madrid, who tweeted out their commiserations. However, the tweet was soon deleted, as conflicting reports arose.
It turns out that the Italian agent is, in fact, alive and fighting for his life in the ICU of the San Raffaele hospital in Milan.
Tweets declaring Raiola’s death were swiftly declared by various publications, as figures close to the agent expressed their anger at the false reporting.
Raiola himself was outraged and even took to Twitter to express his annoyance. He said, “Current health status for the ones wondering: pissed off second time in 4 months they kill me. Seem also able to resuscitate.”
However, it isn’t safe to rejoice just yet, as a touch battle for survival awaits the Italian. As stated by his family and friends, Raiola is alive,” but in a bad way”.