Swedish international jokes following Euro 2016 clash.
PSG star Zlatan Ibrahimovic was in jovial mood following Sweden’s draw in Austria, demanding that he be handed a 40 match ban for elbowing Bayern Munich youngster David Alaba.
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On the subject of his altercation with the full-back the veteran forward joked;
“He [Alaba] goes into me twice and the third time I try to shield the ball and he [Alaba] is 1.50m or 1.60m tall and then it’s clear that he’s struck by my elbow,” he told reporters after the game.
“But the referee blew for a free-kick so of course he has got the situation under control.
“But if not, I should get a 40-match ban!”
The video below seems to back up the claim that the incident was purely incidental.
Alaba on the other hand is not convinced.
“It was a red card for me,” the defender stated. “The referee was scared of Zlatan.”
Of course he’s scared of Zlatan…everyone is scared of Zlatan!