Fact Check: Italian football super agent Mino Raiola is not dead

A post paying tribute to Italian football super agent Mino Raiola is being shared on social media with the claim that he has passed away at the age of 54 due to an unspecified illness.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  30 April 2022 1:15 PM GMT
Fact Check: Italian football super agent Mino Raiola is not dead

Hyderabad: A post paying tribute to Italian football super agent Mino Raiola is being shared on social media with the claim that he has passed away at the age of 54 due to an unspecified illness.







Fact Check

The claim is false.

NewsMeter performed a keyword search that led us to a tweet, from 28 April 2022, by the official Twitter handle of Mino Raiola. It read, "Current health status for the ones wondering: pissed off second time in 4 months they kill me. Seems also able to resuscitate."

According to an NDTV Sports report from 28 April, "Football super agent Mino Raiola shot back on April 28, at widespread media claims that he had died at the age of 54, taking to Twitter to say he was angered by the reports. Reports of the death of Raiola, whose clients include Paul Pogba and one of world football's current hottest properties, Erling Braut Haaland, quickly spread from Italy. It was the second time this year that speculation surrounding his health has been denied by Raiola or his entourage."

Other mainstream media, including India Today, Free Press Journal, Times Now, and Daily Mail, had also published news of Raiola rubbishing claims of his death.

Hence, it is evident that the claim made through the viral post is false. Italian football agent Mino Raiola is not dead.

Claim Review:Football super agent Mino Raiola passes away at the age of 54.
Claimed By:Social media users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social media
Claim Fact Check:False
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