Zlatan Ibrahimovic sends an anti-racism message to clear all the accusations. He insists that there is “no place for racism in his world”.
The pair clashed in the Coppa Italia quarter-final. The former teammates at Manchester United had an encounter at the end of the first half. It all started when the AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli fouled Lukaku. Eventually, it led to a furious clash between the two. They went face-to-face with one another and exchanged some words. The referee decided to show yellow cards to both of them. The Swede later got another yellow for a foul on Aleksandar Kolarov. He went off and that changed the dynamics of the game.
Zlatan sends anti-racism message to deny his accusations
Some had suggested that Zlatan’s voodoo reference could be a racial remark. But the Swede quickly cleared out via Twitter. “In ZLATAN’s world, there is no place for RACISM”. “We are all the same race we are all equal!!”. Friction between the former teammates started 11 months ago. Lukaku tweeted that there is a “new king in town” when he helped Inter to a 4-2 win in Milan derby. This clearly infuriated Ibrahimovic. Therefore, when Milan won derby later October, he offered his own riposte via Twitter. Tweeting that, “Milan never had a king, they have a God.”
However, on this occasion, the Belgian had the last laugh. The Swede got sent off at 58th minute after he had given the Rossoneri first-half lead. Lukaku then equalized from the penalty spot at 71st minute and the Nerazzurri won and secured their place in semi-finals of Coppa Italia with a stunning freekick from Eriksen in extra time. The city rivals will clash once again on 21st February at the San Siro stadium. It will be a crucial game in the title race.