The Italian Football Association will not ban Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic for their unruly conduct during a Coppa Italia quarter-final match between Inter Milan and AC Milan on January 26, 2021.
The two superstars made headlines over the brawl they caused during the Milan derby. Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic went head to head towards the 45th-minute mark of the game after a very heated argument between the two players.
It became so terrible that Ibrahimovic allegedly referred to Lukaku’s mother and allegedly made some racial comments against the 27-year-old Belgian striker. Those comments infuriated Lukaku so bad that it wanted to go completely physical with the 39-year-old Swedish striker but his teammates prevented him from doing so.
Don’t know what happpened but Lukaku is so pissed off he wants to fight ibra so bad😂 pic.twitter.com/7eAZZHYH1M— Madridstar Assassin Hazard (@madridstarkg) January 26, 2021
Afterward, Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were shown the yellow card and the match continued. Before then, Ibrahimovic had scored the only goal of the match for AC Milan and they went into the second half of the game with the lead.
Unfortunately for AC Milan, Ibrahimovic was slammed with another yellow card in the 58th minute which opened the game more for Inter Milan to take the lead. Romelu Lukaku was the first to take advantage of the absence of Ibrahimovic to score from the penalty spot in the 71st minute. In the additional time, Eriksen made it two for Inter Milan.
After the match which ended 2-1 in favor of Inter Milan, the Italian FA announced that investigation into the brawl between Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic has commenced.
Recently, the football governing body declared Ibrahimovic not guilty of racism but declared both Lukaku and the veteran football star guilty of unsportsmanlike conduct.
Hence, they will be slammed with a fine which, according to reports, the two players will be entitled to renegotiate if they accept the punishment. As it stands, no further investigation will be carried out on the face-off.
So far this season, Romelu Lukaku has continued to prove himself as a “new king” in Italian Serie A as he has continued to bang in the goals in almost all the games he featured in.
The 27-year-old Belgian striker who joined Inter Milan from Manchester United on August 8, 2019, for a transfer fee worth €74 million has been enjoying the best of form in Italy. He has scored 18 league goals in 25 games this season which has helped Inter Milan to remain at the top of the league table with 62 points in 26 games.
While his rival who used to be his teammate at Manchester United, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has continued to prove that age is just a number as he has scored 14 goals in 14 league games so far this season. His team, AC Milan, is second on the league table with 56 points in 26 games, 6 points away from first placed Inter Milan.
Zlatan is expected to lead AC Milan to face his former club, Manchester United later today, March 11, at 18:55 in a first leg match of Europa League round of 16. He is yet to score a goal in the competition after four appearances.