Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken to social media to denounce racism following a spat with former teammate Romelu Lukaku during the Milan derby in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals.
“In ZLATAN’s world there is no place for RACISM,” Ibrahimovic wrote on Twitter.
“We are all the same race – we are all equal !! We are all PLAYERS some better then others.”
There was a huge argument – and head-to-head clash – between Ibrahimovic and Lukaku just before halftime which saw both players given yellow cards.
The spat between the former Manchester United teammates continued after the halftime whistle and a visibly furious Lukaku had to be restrained.
Italian television said AC Milan representatives had denied any allegations of racism in Ibrahimovic’s remarks to Lukaku.
Ibrahimovic was later shown another yellow card after the break for a hard tackle on Aleksandar Kolarov and sent off, leaving his team with 10 players.
Lukaku’s Inter beat Ibrahimovic’s Milan 2-1.