Ibrahimovic now facing 3-year ban, after strange red card against Parma and lockdown violation

Zlatan Ibrahimovic set to sign a one-year deal with AC Milan

The Swede could face a three-year ban due to involvement in betting.

Everybody was happy to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic return to his prime even at 39, scoring goals on a regular basis to get AC Milan back in the title race.

All of a sudden, the happiness looks like it might not last long as he is on the verge of getting banned from football for his partnership with a betting firm.

It all started with the strange red card he picked up during a Serie A game against Parma – the first of many unfortunate events that would follow.

The Swede was sent off for what looked like a dissent with the match official, which Milan manager Stefano Pioli later denied.

“Zlatan told me he discussed something with the referee for a while but did not show a lack of respect and did not insult him. I haven’t spoken to Maresca, so I don’t know. “

Zlatan Ibrahimović has been handed a one-match suspension and a €5,000 fine following his red card on Saturday against Parma for dissent towards the referee.

Ibrahimovic has been recently slammed for breaching the lockdown norms as he was spotted in a restaurant in Milan, the City, which was in a complete coronavirus lockdown.

Now, the aggravating of all is his reported investment in a Malta-based betting firm called Bertha.

The report briefs that Ibrahimovic’s company unknown AB holds 10 per cent of shares of Bertha.

As per the rules, both FIFA and UEFA strongly object players to participate in gambling, and as a result, the Swede could be landed a potential three-year ban.

From becoming one of the top strikers in Italy to seeing his career cut short due to a potential ban, nobody would have expected such a whirlwind of events, let alone Ibrahimovic.

From Streakgate to Zlatangate? 
Zlatan Ibrahimovic could face a 3-year ban from football as a result of his reported involvement in a Malta-based betting company. 
Ibrahimovic owns 10 per cent of the shares which is in contravention of both FIFA and UEFA's regulations.