Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Stamp and the 10 Most Controversial Ligue 1 Moments of 2012

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Stamp and the 10 Most Controversial Ligue 1 Moments of 2012
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Leonardo weighed in with his thoughts on Zlatan's stamp

During Paris Saint-Germain’s crucial showdown match with Lyon at the Parc des Princes recently, Zlatan Ibrahimovic appeared to stamp on a prone Dejan Lovren after the two tussled for the ball. Seemingly innocuous to some who claimed that it was the product of the two players being focused solely on winning the ball, Lovren and Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas took exception to it. The reaction has now stirred controversy with all sides weighing in with their thoughts in the press and Ibra now due to face a disciplinary committee early next year, which could result in a ban.

PSG Sporting Director Leonardo had this to say about his counterpart Aulas following the match: “Who is Aulas to judge? What does Aulas do? I don’t really understand anymore. Does he work for the league’s disciplinary committee?”

With many calling for a retrospective ban for the Swede, the moment marks a year of high controversy for French football. Here are some of the other moments…

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