AC Milan’s lawyer Leandro Cantamessa has vowed that the club are ready to appeal any potential multi-game suspension for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Ibrahimovic seems set to be disqualified after receiving a red card in the league game against Parma at the weekend after the Swede said something that incurred the wrath of Fabio Maresca. Il Corriere della Sera (via MilanNews) reports that the Rossoneri are waiting to understand how many games he will receive in terms of suspension.
If the suspension is for two or more games Milan will immediately present an appeal, complete with audio evidence (which does not show insults). The impression is that in the end Ibra will get away with just a one-game ban.
Leandro Cantamessa spoke to the microphones of Radio Kiss Kiss about the incident involving Ibrahimovic, with his comments transcribed by MilanLive.
“My son and I will represent Ibrahimovic in a legal process that is still undefined because we are awaiting the judgment of the Sports Judge tomorrow. We will certainly appeal if the disqualification days are even two,” he said.
“Much depends on what Maresca wrote in the report. If the referee has any doubts about what he heard – and apparently did not misunderstand Zlatan’s words – then he will write it and the matter could have an unexpected twist. If he admits he was wrong, Ibra will be able to play the next game despite being sent off.
“Otherwise they could give him a day, or even two, but that would be deeply unfair. In any case, the instruments of sports justice do not allow you to challenge a one-day disqualification.An urgent appeal should be made. I listened to the sounds of the match: they are absolutely innocent phrases, there is not even a particular polemic vein. I don’t know what the referee thinks he heard, but I know there are no insults.”
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