Paris Saint-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic was originally issued a four-match suspension from the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), which has reportedly lessened the ban to three games today.
Ibrahimovic was under fire for comments said to a referee during PSG’s 1-0 defeat against Bordeaux in Ligue 1 competition.
“[I’ve] played 15 years I’ve never seen a referee this s*** country. Don’t even deserve PSG to be in this country. F****** too good for all of you,” he supposedly stated.
Shortly after he was penalized for this, a shocked Ibrahimovic revealed that his words, uttered to himself, were misinterpreted, and called his lengthy exclusion “a disgrace to football.”
The club released a statement hours ago on its official website that essentially called out the rest of the league.
“Paris Saint-Germain is happy that the LFP has accepted the 17 April proposition by the French National Olympic and Sport Committee’s conciliators, concerning the striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
“The capital club takes this opportunity to invite the other actors of French football: club presidents and players, to focus on the end of the season rather than meddle in the matters of Paris Saint-Germain.
“Paris Saint-Germain respects all clubs and refuses to pass comment on their affairs and asks the same in return.”
Also of note: Marseille midfielder Dimitri Payet also had his two-match ban–stemming from his post-game comments in a dressing room of match officials–reduced to one game