A brain explosion from Los Angeles Galaxy superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic has seen the Swede sent off for the first time since his move to America.
Zlatan’s latest exploit was very different than his first in Major League Soccer (MLS), where he announced his arrival with a two-goal debut.
Ibrahimovic was given his marching orders against Montral for slapping the Impact’s Michael Petrasso on the side of the head.
The 36-year-old was initially spared but was shown a red card after video review.
He’ll likely claim he was stepped on by Petrasso but that will do little to excuse the Swede’s actions.
It’s not the first time Ibrahimovic has slapped an opponent; While with AC Milan, he reached around a teammate to slap a Napoli player – resulting in another red card.
Ibrahimovic’s stunning two-goal debut and his winner against the Chicago Fire must seem like an age ago after this moment of madness from the mercurial Swede.
Ibrahimovic’s latest indiscretion could be a result of growing frustration for the veteran striker and his Galaxy side who’d lost four games in a row going into their latest clash.
During that stretch they’ve conceded 11 goals.
Curiously though, Ibrahimovic’s petulance didn’t ultimately decide the match as 10-man Galaxy beat Montreal 1-0 thanks to Ola Kamara’s 75th-minute winner.