The incident occurred during the Galaxy’s 2-0 defeat to New York City, just after Ibrahimovic had burst through the New York defence and fired an effort against the crossbar.
A bizarre incident in MLS involving Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sean Johnson.
The result? A yellow card each. pic.twitter.com/sPoIeGfSG9
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 12, 2019
An alternative angle showed Ibrahimovic really grabbed a hold of Johnson’s throat.
Zlatan chokes Johnson. Both players get a yellow card. pic.twitter.com/dh1l2fGAl1
— mark kastner (@mkstnr) May 11, 2019
The referee gave both players a yellow card for the incident but, after looking at all available footage of the incident, MLS disciplinary officials decided to hand Ibrahimovic a two game ban for violent conduct.
Grabbing someone by the neck is about as violent as it gets.
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