Sunday February 5 2012
Ibra gesture 'not violent'

Milan are confident Zlatan Ibrahimovic “will not receive more than a two-match ban,” therefore ensuring he’ll be able to face Juventus.

The Swede was sent off during today’s 0-0 draw with Napoli for slapping Salvatore Aronica in an off-the-ball incident.

If it is considered to be a ‘violent gesture,’ then Ibra will be given an automatic three-game suspension.

“I am reading catastrophic opinions on this, but there was no violence,” assured Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani.

“Therefore, I believe Ibrahimovic will not receive more than a two-match ban. I also spotted Aronica’s gesture towards Antonio Nocerino that started the incident, but the referee did not.”

The Rossoneri’s next three Serie A games are against Udinese, Cesena and Juventus.

It is a curious repeat of last season, when Ibra’s red card against Fiorentina ruled him out of the Scudetto showdown with Inter.

You can watch Serie A live on your PC this week in the UK and the USA