UEFA has launched ‘a disciplinary investigation’ into Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s alleged part-ownership of a betting firm.
European soccer’s governing physique has appointed an ethics and disciplinary inspector to determine whether or not Ibrahimovic has violated any of its betting laws.
The Sweden and AC Milan striker, 39, has been reported to personal a 10 per cent stake in Bethard, a Malta-based playing web site, via his firm Unknown AB.
A UEFA assertion learn: “In accordance with Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Laws (DR), a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has right this moment been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation concerning a possible violation of the UEFA Disciplinary Laws by Mr. Zlatan Ibrahimovic for having an alleged monetary curiosity in a betting firm.”
The newest information comes after Ibrahimovic was rewarded with a one-year contract extension by Milan final week following a surprising return of 15 targets in 17 Serie A video games this season.
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The investigation follows claims within the Swedish press that Ibrahimovic could possibly be hit with a three-year ban resulting from his involvement with Bethard.
UEFA has not confirmed if there’s a connection between their investigation and Ibrahimovic’s affiliation with Bethard.