Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 11/18/14

SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 07: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of FC Barcelona looks on during a practice session at the Keezar Stadium on August 7, 2009 in San Francisco, California. FC Bracelona will play a friendly soccer match against Chivas De Guadalajara on August 8, 2009, at the Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
FIFA says it has fined and warned Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent for using ''offensive language'' after he compared the governing body to a mafia organization and called Sepp Blatter a ''demented dictator.'' FIFA ordered Mino Raiola to pay 5,000 Swiss francs ($5,350), plus 1,000 Swiss francs ($1,070) toward the costs of disciplinary proceedings. The Monaco-based agent, who has also called UEFA President Michel Platini a ''mafia boss,'' was angered that Ibrahimovic never wins best player awards from FIFA or UEFA. Raiola said FIFA's Ballon D'Or prize was ''politically corrupt'' if the Sweden forward didn't win. In January, Ibrahimovic placed 10th in voting won by Lionel Messi. He got 1.24 percent of voting points allocated by national team captains and coaches, plus journalists.
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