Sport news Zlatan Ibrahimovic speaks out on his furious row with Romelu Lukaku as he DENIES 'voodoo' insults were racist and says: 'We're all the equal', but adds: 'We are all players, some BETTER THAN OTHERS' in a new jibe over who is the 'King of Milan
MetiNews.Com - The striking duo clashed heads and engaged in a furious row in Tuesday's Coppa Italia quarter final - which Inter won thanks to Christian Eriksen's stoppage-time free-kick - at the San Siro.
Breaking News ! Zlatan Ibrahimovic's has insisted his 'voodoo' insult towards Inter Milan counterpart Romelu Lukaku was not racist.The striking duo - who were team-mates at Manchester United - clashed heads and engaged in a furious row in Tuesday's Coppa Italia quarter-final at the San Siro, which Inter won 2-1 thanks to Christian Eriksen's stoppage-time free-kick.Both players had to be pulled apart towards the end of the first half and booked by referee Paolo Valeri, after which Ibrahimovic was heard yelling at Lukaku: 'Go do your voodoo s***, you little donkey.' Zlatan Ibrahmovic has insisted his 'voodoo' insult at Romelu Lukaku was not racist Lukaku and Ibrahimovic bumped heads during a heated exchange in Tuesday's Coppa Italia quarter-final Tensions rising between Zlatan and Lukaku in the Milan derby ¿¿ pic.twitter.com/mbPDw32yn3— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 26, 2021 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next REVEALED: The fight to be 'King of Milan', Ibrahimovic's... Ex-Man Utd team-mates Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic... Christian Eriksen goes from zero to hero for Inter Milan as... With one trophy combined in the last 10 YEARS the pressure... Share this article Share 330 shares And while many interpreted that as a racist slur, Ibrahimovic posted on Twitter to insist his remark had no racist connotations.'In ZLATAN's world there is no place for RACISM,' he tweeted. 'We are all the same race - we are all equal!!' However, the Swede could not resist a new jibe at who was the king of Milan, adding: 'We are all PLAYERS some better than others.'Back in February 2020, Inter fought back from 2-0 down to claim bragging rights in the derby with a 4-2 win. Lukaku sealed the win in the 93rd minute and later declared: 'There's a new king in town,' in a clear dig at the Swede. Ibrahimovic was heard yelling at Lukaku 'Go do your voodoo s***, you little donkey'Ibrahimovic waited patiently and exact his revenge in the next Derby della Madonnina in October 2020 by scoring twice in Milan's 2-1 win, after which he posted on Instagram: 'Milan never had a king, they have a God.'Instead, the 39-year-old insisted it was a reference to the 27-year-old turning down a new deal at Everton, with Moshiri saying at the time that the Belgian visited a witch doctor in Africa and consequently rejected an extension due to a 'voodoo message'. 'We offered him a better deal than Chelsea and his agent came to Finch Farm to sign the contract,' said Moshiri in January 2018, six months after Lukaku had departed for Manchester United.'Robert [Elstone, Everton's chief executive] was there, everything was in place, there were a few reporters outside, then in the meeting Rom called his mother. Lukaku was heard telling the AC Milan striker 'f*** you and your wife, you little b****''He said he was on a pilgrimage in Africa or somewhere and he had a voodoo and he got the message that he needs to go to Chelsea.'Lukaku - who joined the Old Trafford side in a £75million deal in the summer of 2017 instead of the Blues - denied the story and threatened to sue Moshiri.
. He distances himself from these beliefs and this statement and will now see what judicial steps can be taken in relation to them,' a representative told BBC Sport.'Romelu is very Catholic and voodoo is not part of his life or his beliefs. He simply had no faith in Everton and no confidence in Mr Moshiri's project. But Ibrahimovic insisted his insult was referencing the end of Lukaku's time at Everton Farhad Moshiri claimed Lukaku refused to extend his Everton deal due to a 'voodoo message''That is why he did not want to sign on any condition. He wanted to make the next step in his career and wanted the security to be able to leave.'Ibrahimovic's physical and verbal spat with Lukaku continued after the comment was made, with the Belgium international appearing to suggest taking the matter off the pitch, to which Ibrahimovic replied: 'Okay, call your mother.' That left the Belgian unimpressed and he duly responded, saying: 'He wants to talk about mothers? Son of a b****.' The duo were team-mates at Manchester United before they left for Inter and LA Galaxy The tension was palpable upon the half-time whistle with a livid Lukaku trying to chase Ibrahimovic down the tunnel - appearing to insinuate that the 39-year-old had made a comment about his mother.The 27-year-old could be heard telling the AC Milan striker 'f*** you and your wife, you little b****' and 'you want to speak about my mother!?' as his Inter team-mates had to hold him back.Ibrahimovic opened the scoring for Milan on the night just after the half-hour mark, but it was Lukaku who would have the last laugh.Ibrahimovic was sent off 13 minutes after the break for a second bookable offence after tripping Inter defender Aleksandar Kolarov, leaving Stefano Pioli with just 10 men on the field with more than half an hour still to play.The Belgian then equalised from the spot after Nico Barella was deemed to have been fouled before Eriksen's last-gasp winner. Lukaku had the last laugh as Ibrahimovich was sent off for a second bookable offence Lukaku then slotted home a penalty to draw Antonio Conte's side level before Eriksen's winner RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next REVEALED: The fight to be 'King of Milan', Ibrahimovic's... Ex-Man Utd team-mates Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic... Christian Eriksen goes from zero to hero for Inter Milan as... With one trophy combined in the last 10 YEARS the pressure...
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