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Verratti agent calls for leniency

April 30, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
Marco Verratti's agent has pleaded with the French football world not to "criminalise" his impetuous young client while his Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Salvatore Sirigu faces a lengthy ban in the wake of Sunday's mass brawl at Evian.

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Verratti, 20, picked up the first red card of his PSG career after being shown a second yellow card for dissent by referee Olivier Thual during his club's 1-0 win last weekend.

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