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European Football Association (UEFA) said today, Wednesday, that it has opened an investigation into the racist abuse of Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic during a match against Red Star Belgrade in
Serbian media reported that Ibrahimovic, who is of Bosnian descent, was abused by a person sitting in the VIP area of the Red Star Stadium in the match on February 18th.
“An inspector from the Committee on Values and Discipline was appointed today to conduct an investigation into the facts that witnessed a match in the 32nd round of the European League,” UEFA said in a statement.
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The match was held without fans due to Covid-19 restrictions, and Ibrahimovic was sitting in the stadium’s western amphitheater behind the bench, next to Milan’s reserve players and the coaching staff.
Sattar’s response to Ibrahimovic apologized to Ibrahimovic in a statement last week and said he would cooperate with authorities to identify the suspect.
Red Star drew 2-2 with Milan in the first leg of the 32nd round, and Ibrahimovic sat as a substitute and did not participate in the match.