Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a War of Words with LeBron James! The controversial striker attacked NBA legend LeBron James over his political nuances.
The Swede is known for his amazing football talents and overtly outlandish comments. He told the media that famous people should keep quiet and focus on their jobs.
This was a jab directed to LeBron James, who is a Black Lives Matter advocate, and an all-round activist. This bothers Zlatan.
Ibrahimovic would prefer if famous people stuck their noses out of politics.
“Do what you’re good at. Do the category that you do,” Ibrahimovic told Discovery+.
“I play football because I’m the best at playing football, I’m no politician.
“If I’d been a politician, I would be doing politics.
“This is the first mistake famous people do when they become famous and come into a certain status. For me, it is better to avoid certain topics and do what you’re best at doing because otherwise, it doesn’t look good.” Ibrahimovic stated.
LeBron James swiftly responded to the Swede’s comments.
“At the end of the day, I will never shut up about things that are wrong,” LeBron James said to talkSPORT.
“I preach about my people and I preach about equality, social justice, racism, voter suppression, things that go on in our community because I was a part of my community at one point and saw the things that were going on, and I know what’s still going on because I have a group of 300-plus kids at my school that are going through the same thing and they need a voice.
“I’m their voice and I use my platform to continue to shed light on everything that might be going on, not only in my community but in this country and around the world…
“It’s funny he’d say that because I believe in 2018 he was the same guy who said, when he was back in Sweden, talking about the same things, because his last name wasn’t a certain last name, that he felt like it was racism going on when he was out on the pitch.
“Right? He did say that, right? I thought he said that. I speak from a very educated mind. I’m kinda the wrong guy to actually go at because I do my homework.” James concluded.
This is yet another coming together for the outspoken Swede. Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a War of Words with LeBron James!