Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in trouble. This Monday, April 26, the UEFA has announced that a disciplinary procedure has been opened against the Swedish footballer. Because? For a possible violation of the regulations of the highest body of European football for an alleged financial interest in a bookmaker.
The story begins when from Swedenthe striker’s native country, it began to be published that ‘Ibra’ Through a partnership, he could be the owner of 10 percent of the bookmaker’s shares. Bethard.com. Company based in Malta and from which the player himself Milan He has been an ambassador since May 2018.
UEFA has exposed in a statement what happened: “In accordance with Article 31 (4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, today Monday an Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has been appointed to carry out a disciplinary investigation into a possible violation of the Disciplinary Regulation by Zlatan Ibrahimovic for having an alleged financial interest in a betting company”.
The highest football body in the Old Continent could thus find Zlatan Ibrahimovic guilty according to article 12 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations. According to this, any person who “participates directly or indirectly in betting or similar activities related to competitive matches or who has a direct or indirect financial interest in such activities” can be punished.
One of the worst scenarios for the Swedish giant is in which UEFA could suspend him. The body has already appointed an inspector to handle the case and the possible punishments range from economic sanctions to the suspension of activity for up to three years.
Precisely, Ibrahimovic renewed with Milan for one more season, this is until June 2022. This was reported by the Rossonero club. The striker closed his stage in the MLS to return to European football and opted for Milan, a squad in which he already played in the past. It will be next October when he turns 40.
Thanks to this new agreement, Ibrahimovic will earn 17 million euros a year at Milan. But the price is worth it and it is that this season, already touching the 40 barrier, he has seen the goal in 17 of the 26 games he has played so far in the 2020/2021 course.
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