Zlatan Ibrahimovic Reignites Feud With LeBron James, Says Sports Unites And Politics Separates

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Reignites Feud With LeBron James, Says Sports Unites And Politics Separates


Earlier this year, in an interview, football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic revealed that his opinion is that athletes should stop involving themselves in politics, while taking a jab at LeBron, telling him to do what he’s good at:


“I like LeBron a lot, and he is phenomenal at what he’s doing, but I don’t like when people have some kind of status, they go and do politics at the same time what they’re doing. Do what you’re good at. Do the category you do. I play football because I’m the best at playing football. I don’t do politics. If I would be a political politician, I would do politics. That is the big first mistake people do when they become famous and they become in a certain status. Stay out of it. Just do what you do best because it doesn’t look good.”


LeBron James then hit back at the football star by saying that he won’t ever stay silent.

The AC Milan forward now doubled down on his previous statement. In a recent interview with France Football, the Swedish International said that sports unite, while politics separate people.


“I said that we are not politicians. Politics divides people,” Ibrahimovic reiterated. “Football, in my world, unites people. Big difference. Because I have had the chance to meet and get to know people that I would never have known if I did not play football. I have met people from all four corners of the world. We unite people. Politicians divide. If I wanted to be a politician, I would do politics. We should only do what we’re good at. Sports and politics are two different categories. If you are intelligent, you understand.”

Ibrahimovic said that he is not here to “send a bad message to people.”

“I am just here to unite, spread love and joy,” he continued. “This is the best means we have to do it. Football or sport. Because we are good for that. I am good for that. I am good at football.”


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