AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Inter star Romelu Lukaku have been fined by the Italian football alliance (FIGC) for unsportsmanlike conduct.
The discipline identifies with a warmed contention they had on the field during the Coppa Italia quarter-last between the different sides in January. The disagreement started in the first half when Lukaku protested a foul by Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli and Ibrahimovic faced him. Although the strikers were shown cards during the game and afterward hit with fines by their own clubs for the episode, the FIGC has moved to discipline the two players just as Inter and Milan. "A fine of 4,000 euros for Ibrahimovic, 3,000 euros for Lukaku, 2,000 euros for Milan and 1,250 euros for Inter: these are the punishments with which the two players and the clubs were rebuffed following the arrangement reached by the gatherings," a statement read.
"For the two players it was 'unsportsmanlike conduct with provocative expressions, demonstrating a wearing message not under any condition with regards to the rules of loyalty, trustworthiness and sportsmanship directed by the Sports Justice Code'." A microphone on the field got a portion of the insults the attackers traded during the contention. Lukaku was heard saying to Ibrahimovic: "Well let's go inside, you b*tch!" Ibrahimovic was shipped off later in the game, which Inter proceeded to win 2-1. The yellow card Lukaku recieved saw him ruled out of the first leg of the semi-final conflict against Juventus in the Coppa Italia.