Ibra gets four-match ban for expletive-laden rant

PSG striker had launched out against officials after a 3-2 loss at Girondins Bordeaux.

    Ibrahimovic can take part in Saturday's League Cup final against Bastia [Getty Images]
    Ibrahimovic can take part in Saturday's League Cup final against Bastia [Getty Images]

    Paris St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been banned for four Ligue 1 games for insulting match officials.

    Sebastien Deneux, head of the French League's (LFP) disciplinary committee, told reporters that the Swede was found guilty of "using insulting language" after a Ligue 1 game last month.

    Ibrahimovic launched his expletive-laden rant after PSG lost 3-2 at Girondins Bordeaux on March 15.

    He also said France was a "shit country" but those comments fell outside the LFP's jurisdiction.

    Ibrahimovic had already been suspended for PSG's quarter-final first-leg against Barcelona in the Champions League next week.

    The Ligue 1 ban starts on Tuesday, meaning he can take part in Saturday's League Cup final against Bastia at the Stade de France.

    French champions PSG top Ligue 1 with 62 points and have seven matches left this season.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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