Zlatan appears to choke NYCFC goalkeeper Johnson during match
LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic appeared to choke NYC FC goalkeeper Sean Johnson on Saturday when the two teams met at the StubHub Tennis Center in California. Ibrahimovic can be seen placing his right hand around Johnsons neck after the goalkeeper bumped into him in the final minutes of the match.
Both players received yellow cards after the incident.
Zlatan chokes Johnson. Both players get a yellow card.
Zlatan grabs Sean Johnson by the neck. Both players recieve a yellow.
NYCFC secured the 2–0 win over Zlatans Galaxy thanks to a goal from Heber Araujo dos Santos 44 and a penalty score from Maximiliano Moralez.
Ibrahimovic finished third in the MVP voting in 2018 in which he scored 22 goals and had 10 assists in 27 matches. He on a Designated Player deal despite speculation that he would leave for another interested team.
The Swedish star has nine goals and two assists through nine games this season.