AC Milan are set to miss striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic for at least one game following his sending off this weekend against Parma for allegedly abusing the referee despite the audio evidence showing no insult was made.
Sky Italia via MilanNews.it are reporting that the verdict will arrive tomorrow and he will receive a minimum suspension for one game depending on the report of the referee.
Corriere della Sera via MilanNews.it are reporting that AC Milan are waiting to see how long Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be suspended for before lodging their appeal. The rationale is that if the ban is for two or more games the appeal will be immediate with the supporting audio which shows there was no abuse. It seems likely that he will get just a one game ban at the moment.
Corriere della Sera via Calcio Mercato are reporting that the Italian Referees Association (AIA) are not happy with how Maresca dealt with the situation and he will reportedly be kept away from officiating Milan games for a while following the incident.
Tuttosport via MilanNews.it have reiterated that the statement made by the Swedish striker was:
“Go home if you don’t feel like it. It seems strange to me, huh.”