Zlatan Ibrahimovic calls Chelsea players babies after red card

Zlatan Ibrahimovic called Chelsea players babies after his red card in their Champions League tie last night.

The Paris St Germain player was dismissed after 31 minutes following a challenge with Oscar which incensed the Chelsea players who surrounded Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers who produced the red card.

The French side refused to lie down to the hit and progressed to the quarter-final after extra-time on the away goals rule.

Ibrahimovic insists he was baffled by the decision, but his wrath was firmly directed at the gamesmanship of the Chelsea players.

Kuipers was quick to make his decision, although he was surrounded by nine Chelsea players as he pulled the card out of his top pocket.

“I don’t know if I have to get angry or start to laugh,” Ibrahimovic said. “For me when I saw the red card I was like ‘the guy doesn’t know what he’s doing’

“That is not the worst. The worst is when I got the red card all the Chelsea players come around. It felt like I had a lot of babies around me.”