Zlatan Ibrahimovic denies allegations of racist abuse in the direction of Romelu Lukaku

Ibrahimovic opened the scoring simply after the half-hour mark earlier than Lukaku equalised from the spot on 71 minutes. Christian Eriksen then netted the winner within the seventh minute of added time.

Inter’s two objectives got here after Ibrahimovic had been despatched off within the 58th minute when he obtained a second yellow card for a foul throughout an Inter break.

The Swede’s first yellow card got here on the stroke of half-time for his involvement within the trade with Lukaku, who was additionally booked.

And, after some observers alleged that Ibrahimovic had used racially-charged phrases in the course of the confrontation along with his fellow striker, the 39-year-old took to social media to disclaim such strategies.

“In ZLATAN’s world there isn’t a place for RACISM,” Ibrahimovic wrote on Twitter.

“We’re all the identical race – we’re all equal !!

“We’re all PLAYERS some higher [than] others.”

The striker added on Instagram, “We’re ONE.”

Lukaku and Ibrahimovic had been Man United team-mates between 2017 and 2018, with the Belgium worldwide leaving for Inter forward of the 2019/20 season – one 12 months after Ibrahimovic signed for MLS franchise LA Galaxy.

Ibrahimovic then rejoined AC Milan final 12 months, having beforehand represented the Serie A outfit between 2010 and 2012.

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