Consequent to the brawl that exploded between two former Manchester United players, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku at the Italian Cup quarter-finals, the Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) prosecution office is set to have a close look at the incident.
Recall that, while a Milan derby between AC Milan and Inter Milan was ongoing on Tuesday night at San Siro, Ibrahimovic, and Lukaku had a fight that took some minutes in the second half of the match.
Although, the referee of the match booked parties for mutual misconduct, which eventually led to the Swedish bagging a second yellow card from the incident after he had challenged Christian Ekrisen initially.
But AC Milan manager, Stefano Pioli has defended Zlatan Ibrahimovic from the accusations of uttering racial words on his former teammate, Lukaku
Thus, the former Ajax forward could be in hot soup, as he was accused of uttering some racially discriminated words against the Inter Milan striker, Lukaku. In tandem, due to this burst up at the tourney, both players have been handed a match ban.
But the FIGC federal prosecution office has insisted that they will dig more into the ugly incident. From the observation made by the prosecution umpire, Ibrahimovic has violated an article in the FIGC sport code antecedent to the foul language he uttered
The sports code frowns at any ‘conduct which is, directly and indirectly, involve offence, denigration or insult for reasons relating to race, colour, religion, language, gender, nationality, ethnic or origin plus personal or social condition’.
The fate of both parties will be decided when the country’s sports disciplinary committee delves more into the matter, through its weekly reports.
Despite the ugly incident, the Nerazzuris advanced to the final four of the Italian Cup with Christian Eriksen’s late goal capitalized on Lukaku’s goal in 71st minutes- which Ibrahimovic denied at the 31st minutes- of the tensed match.