Following the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) interest in the public fight that ensued between Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku and AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the federation is set to interrogate Lukaku to tell his side of the story.
Recall that during the Milan derby at the Italian Cup held last week, the two former Manchester United players had a face-off before the first 45 minutes ended, which eventually got them suspended. Though Antonio Conte’s men won the encounter,2-1- courtesy Lukaku and Christian Eriksen had to ensure they would go to the next round.
Ibrahimovic had earlier bagged a yellow card on a challenge with Eriksen but got sent off when he had a bust-up with Lukaku.
But Italy’s governing council is not satisfied with suspension, promising that they will put the issue under a microscope since the whole incident was in the dark to everyone
Lukaku was greatly missed at the next Italian Cup match against Juventus as the Nerazzurri failed to beat Andre Pirlo’s men no thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace which outrightly denied Martinez Lautaro’s early lead.
Sky reported that Ibrahimovic had been interrogated by FIGC prosecutor Giuseppe Chine virtually to hear his version of the story on what happened last week. The Italian body dismantled any accusation of racism against the Swedish.
However, Milan manager, Stefano Pioli has defended his player from the accusations of racism on Lukaku
He narrated what happened on January 26, though the referee Paolo Valeri has already been listened to. After the hearing, Ibra went to train with the rest of the team and met Fabio Capello, who this morning as a guest at the sports center watched the Rossoneri train.
In tandem, Romelu Lukaku will be questioned within the next 10 on the fight between him and his former teammate
Both parties may get more sanctions from FIGC if they are found guilty of violating the federation’s sporting code.