Ibrahimovic fined by UEFA for involvement in Bethard
European soccer’s ruling body UEFA fined AC Milan’s Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic 50,000 euros on Wednesday for breaking the rules by having a financial interest in Bethard.
AC Milan were also warned and fined 25,000 euros for violating the same article of UEFA’s disciplinary regulations.
“The Chairman of the UEFA Appeals Body also issued Mr. Ibrahimovic with a directive aimed at ceasing the player’s association with the relevant betting company,” UEFA said in a statement.
FIFA’s Code of Ethics state a player cannot have interests in entities or companies that “promote, broker, arrange or conduct betting, gambling, lotteries or similar events or transactions connected with football matches and competitions”.