AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic has doubled down on his criticism of athletes who mix politics and sports.
Following singling out the NBA’s Los Angeles Laker’s Lebron James last week for bringing politics into the sporting arena, the Swedish superstar spoke again on the subject at a press conference for the San Remo music festival, which he is co-hosting.
Zlatan Ibrahimović responds to LeBron James’ criticism following the Swede’s call to stick to sports:
“Athletes unite the world, politics divides it.” (Sky)https://t.co/h8hGK7411V
— Get Italian Football News (@_GIFN) March 2, 2021
He said, “Athletes unite the world, politics divide it. Our role is to unite the world by doing what we do best. Athletes should be athletes and politicians should do politics.”
Last week former Manchester United striker Ibrahimovic told UEFA and Discovery+in Sweden.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic uppskattar basketspelaren Lebron James men tycker inte att han ska lägga sig i politiken: “Lebron är fenomenal på det han gör, men jag gillar inte när folk med status lägger sig i politik”
— discovery+ sport 🇸🇪 (@dplus_sportSE) February 25, 2021
“I like James a lot. He’s phenomenal, what he’s doing, but I don’t like when people with a status speak about politics. Do what you’re good at doing. “
“I play football because I’m the best playing football, I don’t do politics. If I’d been a politician, I would be doing politics. This is the first mistake famous people do when they become famous: for me, it is better to avoid certain topics and do what you’re good doing, otherwise you rise doing something wrongly.”
His comments didn’t fall on deaf ears and James responded to his comments.
LeBron responded after Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticized him for his activism.
“I’m kind of the wrong guy to actually go at because I do my homework.” pic.twitter.com/VyKgBrYuiz
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 27, 2021
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