Lawyer has say on Ibra-Lukaku row in Inter-Milan: “Absurd to think that Ibrahimovic is a racist”

By Oliver Fisher -

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s lawyer believes nothing more will come from the altercation between the striker and Inter’s Romelu Lukaku.

There was certainly plenty of controversy during last week’s Coppa Italia quarter-final as Ibra and Lukaku clashed just before half time, with the pair exchanging plenty of insults. The Swede made a provocative comment but a clever one related to Lukaku’s past, yet the issue has escalated to the Federal Prosecutor.

Several days have now passed but the dispute continues to be discussed. The Prosecutor is investigating the facts and words used by the two attackers during the melee, but lawyer Leonardo Cantamessa believes that there will be nothing serious that results.

Interviewed by Radio Punto Nuovo, he had his say on the confrontation between the two players and on the subsequent proceedings.

“It will all end with a stalemate. Absurd to think that Ibrahimovic is a racist, especially for someone like him who grew up in a ghetto. I don’t know Lukaku, but it is he who should abstractly answer certain phrases, while Ibrahimovic did not understand what he is accused of,” he said (via MilanLive).

“The story of voodoo was brought up by the president of Everton to justify Lukaku’s failure to renew. Then the word donkey means donkey in English, but in football it is used to tell someone that they are limited. I know the two got caught in their Manchester days, with the £50 thing. But they are locker room jokes.”

Finally on the outcome of the investigations: “Looking only at the event itself and not the echo created around it, it would be nothing. However, Milan showed that they can be strong even without Ibra, while Inter without Lukaku loses a lot.”


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