WATCH: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Sees A Straight Red Card After Slapping Opponent
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s spell at the Major League Soccer with Los Angeles Galaxy isn’t going according to plans at the moment.
The former PSG striker started off with a bang after hitting the net twice on his debut in a spectacular 4-3 win against Los Angeles FC.
But since then, he hasn’t quite been in form off late. He has scored just once in his last seven matches. The Swedish international will now be missing three games in the league after what he did against Montreal Impact in a league game.
The veteran striker went berserk, as he went on to slap opposition player Michael Petrasso round the back of the head.
Petrasso seemed to stamp on Zlatan’s leg, but the reaction from the striker was completely shocking. He received a straight red card for the incident, after VAR showed why he deserved the same.
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Both players were to the ground after the incident happened. The referee showed a yellow card to Petrasso before going straight to Zlatan and dismissing him.
The former Manchester United man is now set to miss some vital games for LA Galaxy, including the ‘Cali Classic’ vs San Jose Earthquakes next week.
After Video Review, Zlatan Ibrahimovic receives a red card for violent conduct. #MTLvLA https://t.co/qF8UcCZYuy
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) May 21, 2018
Zlatan was dismissed just before half-time, but that did not hamper LA Galaxy. Ola Kamara scored the lone goal of the match in the 71st minute to hand his side an important away victory.
Ibrahimovic has three goals in eight matches for the club, and will hope to come back stronger after his ban gets over.