Rome, Feb 6: AC Milan club’s vice president Adriano Galliani is sure that Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be banned for three games and would be able to face Juventus in Italian Serie A.
The Swede was sent off during Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Napoli for slapping Salvatore Aronica in an off-the-ball incident.
If it is considered to be a “violent gesture”, then Ibrahimovic will be given an automatic three-game suspension.
“I am reading catastrophic opinions on this, but there was no violence,” Galliani was quoted as saying by Xinhua.
“Therefore, I believe Ibrahimovic will not receive more than a two-match ban. I also spotted Aronica’s gesture towards Antonio Nocerino that started the incident, but the referee did not notice.”
The Rossoneri’s next three Serie A games are against Udinese, Cesena and Juventus.