Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Lukaku fined for unruly behaviors on the field of play

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku have been fined for unsportsmanlike conduct after the pair clashed during January’s Milan Derby at the San Siro.

The strikers, who play for AC Milan (Ibrahimovic) and Inter Milan (Lukaku), had a bust-up during the Coppa Italia quarter-final, which Inter Milan won 2-1 after Ibrahimovic was sent off.

 

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) said on Monday that Ibrahimovic had been fined 4,000 euros (£3,477), Lukaku 3,000 euros (£2,608), AC Milan 2,000 euros (£1,738), and Inter 1,250 euros (£1,086).

The former Manchester United stars exchanged insults during the match and Lukaku had to be restrained by his teammates at the end of the first half after being left infuriated by Ibrahimovic’s comments.

Lukaku appeared to have called the Swedish veteran a “son of a b****’ as well as shouting ‘f*** your wife” while Ibrahimovic reportedly said “Go do your voodoo s***, you little donkey” during the exchange. 

Both players were fined for unsportsmanlike behaviors with provocative phrases, while the clubs were punished for their inability to control their players. Lukaku and Ibrahimovic were also handed one-match bans in January.

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