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Zlatan Ibrahimovic receives four-game ban for referee outburst

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been banned for four games by the French League's disciplinary commission after criticising a referee last month.

The Swedish striker was unhappy at the standard of refereeing as his side lost 3-2 to Bordeaux in March as camera’s caught an outburst to the fourth official.

His rant included telling the officials to ‘wake up’ as they weren’t playing an ‘amateur’ game. He also insulted France.

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The eccentric striker’s comments having gone down well after he criticised France, with the Nation Front Leader telling him to leave if he was so unhappy.

The commission have decided to invoke the suspended one match ban Ibrahimovic received in January after an altercation with a player from Saint-Etienne which has taken the ban to four games.

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The 33 year old did apologise for losing his temper but only at the request of the French Sports minister.

PSG’s sporting Director Oliver Letang is extremely unhappy at the ban given to his player as his comments were not directed to the referee.

The ban comes into effect next week which enables him to play in Saturday’s cup final against Bastia.

Ibrahimovic has been in fine form recently scoring two hat tricks in three games which has taken him to within seven goals of becoming PSG’s all time leading goal scorer.

PSG currently lead Ligue 1 by just a single point and will not be able to call on their inform striker as they look to retain their title for the third year in a row.

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