MILAN JOVANOVIC is set to escape a hefty ban for his controversial goal celebration in Anderlecht’s 1-1 draw with arch rivals Club Bruges.
The former Liverpool frontman secured a point with a last-gasp strike and then the pumped up Serbian charged towards the Bruges fans and aimed a machine gun gesture in their direction.
Jovanovic has been accused of inciting hatred and in Belgian football that carries a maximum penalty of a five-year ban.
However, the Belgian FA are expected to go easy on the 30-year-old at his disciplinary hearing which won’t take place until February.
Jovanovic had to endure chants about Kosovo from the home fans throughout the game and he will get either a short suspension or a fine.
After the game Jovanovic offered no apology for his actions.
“Now I am calm but when I scored I felt like I could run quicker than Usain Bolt,” he said. “I respect their fans but they sent me a very incorrect message over the 90 minutes. I’m not stupid, I listened to what they said so they have to be ready to accept my reaction.”
Jovanovic is attempting to relaunch his career in the Jupiler League after a miserable year at Anfield.