AC Milan and Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is acclaimed to be the ‘god’ of football faces a three-year ban for sports breaching FIFA’s betting rules, and if found guilty, that could be the end of football for the 39-year-old.
Ibrahimovic, who has had an unpleasant season, from COVID-19, to fight with former Manchester United teammate, Romelu Lukaku, to injuries, to receiving a red card against Parma and his breaching of Italy’s coronavirus protocols, and now he could be banned for betting offence.
The Sweden international is said to be a part-owner of a betting company called, Bethard, and with that, he is said to have breached FIFA and UEFA’s rules, because players, coaches, and/or officials, who have financial motives in betting companies are not allowed to participate in FIFA or UEFA competitions.
Reports say Zlatan became part-owner of the company in 2018, and the CEO, Erik Skarp also confirmed the multiple league winner as a shareholder of the company. Ibrahimovic himself has appeared in different promotional campaigns for Bethard.
The world football governing body, FIFA are set to investigate Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and if found guilty, the former Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, and Manchester United striker will be banned for up to three years.
Do you think Ibrahimovic should just retire?