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Zlatan Ibrahimovic DENIES his 'do your voodoo s***' insult to Romelu Lukaku was racist after being quizzed by AC Milan bosses... as Swedish star insists it was a reference to claims his rival visited a WITCH DOCTOR before quitting Everton for Man United Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic clashed in the Coppa Italia quarter-final  The AC Milan striker yelled at Lukaku to 'go do your voodoo s***' as they rowed  The Inter Milan forward suggested taking their spat off the San Siro pitch  But Ibrahimovic insists his insult was referencing quotes from Farhad Moshiri 

By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline

Published: 10:49 GMT, 27 January 2021 | Updated: 10:49 GMT, 27 January 2021

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 'voodoo' insult towards Inter Milan counterpart Romelu Lukaku was not racist but was instead a reference to Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri's comments about the Belgian, according to AC Milan's representatives.

The striking duo - who were team-mates at - clashed heads and engaged in a furious row in Tuesday's Coppa Italia quarter-final at the San Siro, which Inter won 2-1 thanks to Christian Eriksen's stoppage-time free-kick.

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Both players had to be pulled apart towards the end of the first half and booked by referee Paolo Valeri, after which Ibrahimovic was heard yelling at Lukaku: 'Go do your voodoo s***, you little donkey.'

Zlatan Ibrahmovic has insisted his 'voodoo' insult at Romelu Lukaku was not racist

Zlatan Ibrahmovic has insisted his 'voodoo' insult at Romelu Lukaku was not racist

Lukaku and Ibrahimovic bumped heads during a heated exchange in Tuesday's Coppa Italia quarter-final

Lukaku and Ibrahimovic bumped heads during a heated exchange in Tuesday's Coppa Italia quarter-final 

And while many interpreted that as a racist slur, Sky Sport Italia claim they have spoken to Milan's representatives who deny the Swede meant racist insult.

Instead, the 39-year-old insisted it was a reference to the 27-year-old turning down a new deal at Everton, with Moshiri saying at the time that the Belgian visited a witch doctor in Africa and consequently rejected the contract due to a 'voodoo message'. 

'We offered him a better deal than Chelsea and his agent came to Finch Farm to sign the contract,' said Moshiri in January 2018, six months after Lukaku

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