Navigation menu button

Video: Zlatan Ibrahimovic was kung-fu fighting last night

by @conorheneghan1
Email author

The mercurial Zlatan Ibrahimovic is capable of moments of sublime genius and also sheer stupidity. Last night, we saw an example of the latter.

The Swedish striker and potential nemesis of Ireland next year was dismissed during PSG’s surprise defeat to St. Etienne last night for what could only be described as a high kung-fu kick straight to the chest of St. Etienne netminder Stephane Ruffier.

In fairness to Zlatan, he had every right to go for what was maybe a 60/40 ball in favour of the onrushing ‘keeper but his attempt to claim the ball was wild and he can have no complaints about being given his marching orders.

Ibrahimovic looked baffled as to why he was shown the red card when he eventually got up off the turf, but a quick glance at the replay, particularly the slow-motion view of the incident, would appear to back up the referee in this case.

Have a look for yourself in the video above.

Hat tip to 101 Great Goals for the video.

Competition

WIN!! Let Littlewoods Ireland Up Your Game! Find out more

Robin Williams Letterman

TV & Radio

Video: David Letterman’s moving tribute to Robin Williams could be the most personal one yet
Sharon

Home News

Sharon Ní Bheoláin called on to do ice bucket challenge for Motor Neuron Disease
Besiktas v Feyenoord

Champions League

Vine: Demba Ba almost scores sensational goal straight from kick-off against Arsenal
Salad

Tweet of the day

Pic: This supermarket in Reading knows how to cater to boozy festival-goers
galway golf

Home News

Video: CCTV captures magic moment ecstatic Galway man scores a hole in one worth €18K
Manchester City v West Ham United - Premier League

Premier League

Ten things we learned from the opening weekend of the Barclay’s Premier League
UTV Launch

TV & Radio

Pat Kenny and Graham Norton make the move to UTV Ireland
Rory McIlroy Jimmy Fallon

TV & Radio

Video: Rory McIlroy vs Tiger Woods and Jimmy Fallon in Facebreaker is hilarious
pirlo

Football

10 reasons why Andrea Pirlo could be the coolest footballer alive
Everton

News

This is exactly how JOE plays football after six pints and a lamb shawarma
Paudie OÕSullivan and James Barry 17/8/2014

GAA

Pic: This is definitely one of the best GAA photo sequences you’ll see this year…
pool stunt

Movies

Video: Actor Dan Bilzerian throws a naked woman off a roof into a pool…and misses (Very NSFW)
Fowler

News

Robbie Fowler gets back at Chelsea supporters singing about Steven Gerrard during the Burnley match
Denver Broncos v San Francisco 49ers

More Sport

Is the San Francisco 49ers’ new stadium the most high-tech sports venue in the world? Check it out…
OBrienConan

News

Video: Conan O’Brien’s emotional announcement of Robin Williams’ death on his show last night
greggs3

World Affairs

Pic: Ha! Someone sabotaged this shop’s logo on Google and it’s very, very funny
The Umpire signals a goal from Richie Powers penalty 13/7/2013

Pic of the day

Pic: Is this the most glamorous GAA umpire you’ve ever seen?
IceBucketChallenges

Comedy

Video: This is what happens when ice bucket challenges go very badly wrong
Celtic v Barcelona - UEFA Champions League

Champions League

Celtic cleared to play in the Champions League after Legia Warsaw’s appeal is rejected
Millwall v Wigan Athletic - FA Cup Semi Final

News

Video: David Forde shows off skills that we never knew he had for Millwall
NoelByrne1

TV & Radio

Audio: AA Roadwatch’s Noel Byrne raps his traffic bulletin on 2FM
Sharon

Home News

Sharon Ní Bheoláin called on to do ice bucket challenge for Motor Neuron Disease
JimElliott

Comedy

Video: Comedian Jim Elliott reveals why he loves the Rose of Tralee so much
TarantinoQuentin

Movies

Video: Who wants to see every death from Quentin Tarantino’s films in just under 4 minutes?
Everton

News

This is exactly how JOE plays football after six pints and a lamb shawarma
Besiktas v Feyenoord

Champions League

Vine: Demba Ba almost scores sensational goal straight from kick-off against Arsenal
father ted3

Features

JOE’s 10 step guide to winning Father Ted’s Lovely Girls Competition
Screen Shot 2014-08-19 at 17.40.55

Start Ups

App-reciation: Keep on top of your to-do lists with the Carrot app
Houses

Home News

Rents in Dublin continue to soar, with other Irish cities catching up quickly
Manchester City v West Ham United - Premier League

Premier League

Ten things we learned from the opening weekend of the Barclay’s Premier League
Salad

Tweet of the day

Pic: This supermarket in Reading knows how to cater to boozy festival-goers
Little League Coach

US Sports

Video: Baseball coach delivers a genuinely inspirational speech to his young team after defeat
IceBucketChallenges

Comedy

Video: This is what happens when ice bucket challenges go very badly wrong
Denver Broncos v San Francisco 49ers

More Sport

Is the San Francisco 49ers’ new stadium the most high-tech sports venue in the world? Check it out…
Bryan Cullen 16/9/2013

GAA

Video: Dublin’s Bryan Cullen nails the crossbar challenge… with a rugby ball
Homeland

TV & Radio

A brand new trailer for the new season of Homeland has landed [Spoilers]
greggs3

World Affairs

Pic: Ha! Someone sabotaged this shop’s logo on Google and it’s very, very funny
Millwall v Wigan Athletic - FA Cup Semi Final

News

Video: David Forde shows off skills that we never knew he had for Millwall
Tubs

TV & Radio

Video: Check out Ryan Tubridy’s Ice Bucket Challenge live on air this morning
Robin Williams Letterman

TV & Radio

Video: David Letterman’s moving tribute to Robin Williams could be the most personal one yet
Send in a story and earn some cash