CorSera: Ibrahimovic’s ban raises several doubts – Milan feel it is an anomalous decision

By Oliver Fisher -

There is a feeling of grievance about the fact Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been given a one-game ban after his red card against Parma, a report claims.

As il Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews) reports this morning, the Milan striker was suspended for just one round “for having, on the 15th minute of the second half, uttered a disrespectful criticism of the referee” – plus a fine of €5,000.

Despite the fact that the management remain convinced that Ibra has not offended Maresca, the ban is not available for appeal and therefore the 39-year-old will be forced to miss Sunday’s match against Genoa at San Siro. The Sports Judge could also have given a harsher sentence, but two games or more would have allowed Milan to appeal with the evidence they have.

The paper mentions that there is no mention of “provocative attitude” and “disrespectful criticism” towards the referees in the rule book, but only of “abusive or disrespectful conduct in against match officials”. The hierarchy remain convinced that they have suffered a rather anomalous decision.

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2 Comments

  1. Emanuel Galdes says:

    I think all players should be shown the red card and be banned for 3 matches the moment they dispute the referee let alone show disrespect. One watches football nowadays and players are so offensive and disrespectful with everyone running into the ref and showing their worst behaviour. They are lucky I am not the ref. With their behaviour I would reduce both teams to 6 each in the first 15 minutes and call the game over. Bunch of uneducated and uncultured rifraff who think that their millions make them any better than the bums they really are.

  2. Milan Fan says:

    Emanuel Galdes says: They are lucky I am not the ref. With their behaviour I would reduce both teams to 6 each in the first 15 minutes and call the game over.

    I assumed you have never played the game before, you have no idea how some of these referee are, and for yourself you will need another career, because you wont be getting any games at all from FIFA.

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