Zlatan Ibrahimovic picks up crazy straight red card for LA Galaxy vs Montreal

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic's move to the MLS kind of caught everyone off guard.

The Swedish striker had struggled for match fitness during his second season with Manchester United after picking up a serious knee injury back in April 2017.

However, while there were reports that he would be keen on a move to the United States, no one saw it coming midway through the Premier League season.

After Marcus Rashford's struggles as a centre-forward in the absence of Romelu Lukaku of late, Zlatan would've been a useful option for the Red Devils had he stayed.

Nevertheless, he thought his time was up and he got off to a great start with LA Galaxy, scoring twice on his debut in a manic 4-3 win.

But he has struggled of late, scoring just once in his last seven games and what he did vs Montreal on Monday night was downright embarrassing.

Zlatan picked up his first red card on US soil, literally slapping opposing player Michael Petrasso round the back of the head.

Don't believe us? Well, you can watch the footage below.


That's just not on.

While Petrasso certainly stepped on his foot, reacting in the manner he did was the definition of unprofessional.

It also goes to show that VAR does have some serious value, as the incident would have probably gone unnoticed by the referee.

Zlatan will now serve a three-game ban for violent conduct, meaning he will miss the 'Cali Classic' vs San Jose Earthquakes next week.


Things aren't going as planned in America, are they?

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