Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were involved in a furious bust-up in what was a fiery Milan derby on Tuesday night.
The former Manchester United strikers and teammates clashed heads and exchanged angry words towards the end of the first half of the Coppa Italia quarter-final.
AC striker Ibrahimovic, 39, was heard shouting: “Go do your voodoo s***, go do your voodoo s***, little donkey.”
Lukaku then responded with, “f*** you and your wife, you little b****.”
Both players were booked and had to be held back by teammates as they made their way down the tunnel.
Ibrahimovic’s ‘voodoo’ remark was believed to be in reference to Everton owner Farhad Moshiri’s claim in January 2018 that Lukaku left the Toffees after a witch doctor advised him to join Chelsea.
Lukaku has denied those accusations and has threatened to sue Moshiri for his comments.
The drama continued in the second half of the Milan derby as Ibrahimovic – who had given AC a 1-0 half-time lead – was then sent off for a second bookable offence.
Lukaku went on to have the last laugh as he netted Inter’s equaliser from the penalty spot in the 71st minute.
And Inter sealed a dramatic 2-1 win in the seventh minute of stoppage-time as former Tottenham star Christian Eriksen netted a superb free-kick and appears to have secured his immediate future.
“Christian is a very intelligent lad, he has quality, he’s part of the project and I am happy he scored that goal,” his manager, Antonio Conte, said afterwards.
Milan boss Stefano Pioli revealed Ibrahimovic had said sorry to his teammates after the match for getting sent off.
“He apologised like the great champion he is. He got a bit caught up in the desire to help the team,” said Pioli.
Conte, meanwhile, played down the spat between Ibrahimovic and his striker Lukaku.
“To be honest, I’ve been a player, so I know that during a game tempers can flare and situations occur when you get angry,’ he said.
“The important thing is to keep it in the right dimension.
“It was good to see Romelu so concentrated and focused. Ibra has the determination of a winner, a warrior, and I think Romelu is growing in that aspect. I can only be happy to see him fired up.”
The bust-up between the two was surprising given they appeared to have a good relationship at Manchester United.
In 2019, Lukaku told the United website: “Everything I learned from Zlatan was great, from his stories that he told me when he was at Inter, AC Milan, Barcelona and even Ajax, to being on the field working with him, seeing how competitive he was.”
“I learned just to focus, work hard and enjoy it as well. Because he is a guy who you can have a lot fun with as well and having his personality in the dressing room was good.”
Lukaku and Ibrahimovic are vying for Serie A’s Golden Boot award – Capocannoniere – and with 12 goals each, sit three behind the top scoring Cristiano Ronaldo, while Lazio’s Ciro Immobile is on 13.