Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic affirmed that he never discriminated against his colleagues when he played.
“Zlatan’s world has no room for racism,” wrote Zlatan Ibrahimovic Twitter January 27, the day after a scuffle with Romelu Lukaku. “We all come from the same background. We are all players, just some are better than the rest.”
On page Instagram, Ibrahimovic also expressed his gratitude when posting a video of two children of different colors running to hug each other.
Ibrahimovic and Lukaku were teammates in the first half of the 2017-2018 season, when they both played for Man Utd. However, in the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup, the two are not shy from each other. At the end of the first half, Ibrahimovic ran to live with Lukaku, when the Inter striker was frustrated by Alessio Romagnoli fouled.
Lukaku shouted loudly: “Don’t laugh”. Ibrahimovic replied: “I like it, then afternoon”, then continued to smile. After that, the two rushed to fight each other, only to receive a yellow card each.
At the end of the first half, Lukaku continued to ask for a defeat with Ibrahimovic. RAI Sport revealed, the 27-year-old striker was offended, because Ibrahimovic said: “Go back to the heresy, you donkey”.
Corriere dello Sport argued that Ibrahimovic used these words to rekindle the fact that Lukaku did not renew with Everton in 2017. Everton boss – Farhad Moshiri – told Lukaku to follow “heresy”, and the striker told him to be Catholic.
Thang Nguyen (according to the Corriere dello Sport)