Mario Balotelli
Tottenham Hotspur's Parker receives treatment after a challenge by Manchester City's Balotelli during their English Premier League match in Manchester. REUTERS

Mario Balotelli's agent has lambasted Howard Webb and the Football Association after the Manchester City striker was charged with violent conduct.

Balotelli, 21, was handed a four-game ban by the FA last night after he appeared to stamp on Tottenham's Scott Parker during City's 3-2 win on Sunday.

Webb did not see the incident but after reviewing footage the FA have charged the Italy international.

The three-match ban which usually stands as punishment for violent conduct was increased to four because Balotelli has been sent off once before this season, against Liverpool in November.

And Balotelli's agent, Mino Raiola, has called for Webb to be "banned for life" for his part in the Italian's suspension.

"The referee saw everything, because he spoke to Mario after the action," Raiola told Radio Radio - via ESPN Soccernet. "So in my opinion, this referee must be banned for life because he didn't tell the truth.

"The TV images show that he is really close to the action, how can he say he didn't see it? What was he doing? He says he didn't see it, only to defend himself."

Raiola also hinted that Balotelli could be forced out of the Premier League if he perceives that he is being victimised by the authorities.

"Mario can't be banned for four games. He wasn't balanced and there was also a push from Modric," he added.

"It is not an intentional foul because Mario doesn't want to hurt anyone; he didn't see Parker, that's all.

"I want to be balanced but I'm worried because when English players are involved in more serious things, nothing happens, whereas when foreigners are involved, such as Balotelli or Kompany, they were treated harder.

"If I find that there is something strange against Balotelli, my duty is to protect and then take him away. In this case I would speak with City, I'd ask them Balotelli's price and would look for the best team for him, as there are only six or seven teams he can play for.

"I talked to Mario who said he is happy to stay in England, but he does not understand certain things and they sadden him."