Inter’s Lukaku & AC Milan’s Ibrahimovic Won’t Hear FIGC Verdict Until March, Italian Media Report

February 16, 2021 14:20
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Romelu Lukaku will have to wait until next month to discover if he will be punished for his Milan derby bust-up with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to an Italian media report.

The Italian Football Federation are investigating the unpleasant scenes during last month’s Coppa Italia quarter-final, which saw the former Manchester United teammates square up to one another and exchange insults.

Tuttosport’s print edition explained today that the FIGC’s prosecutors were unlikely to deliver a verdict before March, despite hearing Lukaku yesterday to get the Belgian’s version of events.

Inter won the derby 2-1 after Ibrahimovic had given AC Milan a first-half lead at San Siro.

Both clubs could receive a hint on the sort of punishment Lukaku and Ibrahimovic will receive from another investigation the FIGC are conducting, the Turin-based paper explained.

The case involves Pisa forward Michele Marconi, who is being investigated for alleged racial abuse following an incident with Inter’s former midfielder Joel Obi during a Serie B fixture against Chievo Verona in December.

Should the FIGC’s tribunal deem Marconi’s comments, which likened Obi’s protests mid-match to ‘a slave revolt’, to have racial connotations, it could influence prosecutor Giuseppe Chine’s thinking when he comes to analyse Ibrahimovic’s comments towards Lukaku about ‘doing his voodoo’.

 

 

By Cammy Anderson
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