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Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku both banned for one match each after Milan derby bust-up and could face more action

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC and Romelu Lukaku have been handed a one match ban following their sensational on-field row.

And the rival strikers could face further action if the Italian Football Federation (IFF) open an investigation to determine whether any discriminatory language was used.


The duo came head-to-head during a heated Milan derby which saw Lukaku's Inter come out 2-1 winners in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals.

AC Milan striker Ibrahimovic, 39, allegedly shouted: "Go do your voodoo s***, go do your voodoo s***, little donkey," at the Belgian star.

Lukaku appeared to suggest Ibra had said something about his mother, too, and according to the Mail, the Inter Milan striker fired back, saying: "'F*** you and your wife, you little b****. You want to speak about my mother?"

The ex-Chelsea and Everton man then charged at the Swede and blasted: “Let’s go inside you b****,” before both players were booked.

Lukaku's yellow card means he will sit out of the semi-final first-leg contest with Juventus next week.

And Ibrahimovic's one-game ban also only applies to the Coppa Italia and will come into effect next season after he was sent off in the second half.

According to Sky Sports Italia, the IFF are awaiting a referees report before deciding whether further action needs to be taken.

Ibra was forced to defend his 'voodoo' comments after some interpreted them as a racial slur.

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The Swede wrote: "In ZLATAN's world there is no place for RACISM. We are all the same race – we are all equal!!

"We are all PLAYERS some better than others."

Former Manchester United team-mate Paul Pogba jumped to Ibrahimovic's defence by writing: "Zlatan… racist? He loves me too much so he's the last person I'd think of as racist! Come on, don't joke with that one!"

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