LA Galaxy striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off during his side’s clash with Montreal Impact in the Major League Soccer on Monday after slapping winger, Michael Petrasso in the head.
Petrasso appeared to step up Ibrahimovic’s toe towards the end of the first half in Quebec and the Swede furiously hit out at the 22-year-old by slapping him in the head.
Ibrahimovic knew he was in trouble due to the MLS’ use of VAR and he hit the ground with Petrasso to try to convince the referee that both players had sustained injury.
However, the referee reviewed the incident and gave Ibrahimovic red card, while Petrasso was given a yellow card.
Ibrahimovic will now miss his side crucial fixtures against San Jose Earthquakes and FC Dallas.
LA Galaxy are ninth in the Western Conference and have won just three of their ten matches this season.
Meanwhile, Ibrahimovic joined the Galaxy in March in a free transfer from Manchester United.
The 36-year-old made a stunning start to life on the west coast by scoring twice on his debut.