As we showed on Sunday, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made the transition from kicking teammates to slapping opponents. And to prove his new hobby, Zlatan has allegedly done it again already. After the final whistle in Juventus' 2-1 win over Milan in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semifinal, Ibra argued with Juve keeper Marco Storari and, according to Juve defender Giorgio Chiellini, Ibra also gave him a slap.
From Football Italia:
"What happened at the end with Ibra? Nothing with me, but the same thing that happened on Sunday between Ibrahimovic and Salvatore Aronica occurred with Storari," the defender told Sky Sport Italia.
"I hope that someone saw it and the TVs picked it up. These things can happen when emotions run high, but it is right that people are punished for their mistakes.
"These things don't kill anyone, but the gesture was the same as Sunday's. I don't know why it happened as we were only discussing things…"
Though it's hard to tell from the video, I know why it happened. Because Zlatan doesn't play around. If you give him lip, you will get slapped. It's simple as that. Even if you don't give him lip, you will also get slapped. Basically, Ibra is going to slap you and there's nothing you can do about it.
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- Zlatan Ibrahimovic
- Marco Storari