The Coppa Italia Milan derby knows no limit as Paolo Maldini and Beppe Marotta continue to discuss the spat between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku.
“We’ll see how it goes. If someone tries to pull racism into this, then we are prepared to defend our player because racism has nothing to do with Ibra,” the Rossoneri director said before their away game at Bologna.
“The player apologized to the team for leaving them down to 10 men. Lukaku was attacking his teammates for no reason, so he stood up for them.”
Apparently, Marotta doesn’t share the same view.
“The images are clear for all to see. I can say, knowing Lukaku well, that he is not an aggressive person,” he told DAZN ahead of Inter-Benevento.
“Having said that, it was certainly not a positive advert for Italian football or football in general. Our duty as the club is to educate our players not to behave like this because children are watching and we want to see only positive images, so no violence, and I include verbal violence in that too.”