Official: Ibrahimovic given one-game ban after Parma red – ‘disrespectful criticism’ cited

By Oliver Fisher -

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been suspended for one game following his red card in Saturday’s win over Parma, it has been confirmed.

There was an extraordinary moment with 30 minutes remaining as the referee Fabio Maresca gave Ibrahimovic a red card after the Swede appeared to say something to him, meaning Milan went down to 10 men with a large portion of the game still to play.

Although the audio and video evidence seen so far suggests nothing insulting was said by the Swede, the decision of the Sports Judge has arrived after Ibrahimovic’s expulsion against Parma on Saturday evening.

MilanNews confirms that the Milan striker will be disqualified for one game and a fine of 5,000 euros was imposed on him ‘for having, in the 15th minute of the second half, uttered, with a provocative attitude, a disrespectful criticism to the referee of the game’.

The Swedish player will therefore be forced to miss the Rossoneri’s next match against Genoa scheduled for Sunday at 12:30pm CET at San Siro.

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