Earlier in the year, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and LeBron James had slashed through interposed messages. We thought the Clash of the Titans was definitely forgotten, but the Z has decided to give it a layer … with words that will not really please the King.
Zlatan vs LeBron, round 2? Anyway, Ja the Swede has pulled out all the stops again. Earlier this year, the two world stars exchanged pleasantries following Ibrahimovic’s criticism of LeBron James’s involvement in political and societal issues. At the time, the AC Milan forward said:
I think LeBron is a phenomenal player, but I don’t like it when people with a certain status use him for politics alongside what is their profession. Stick to what you’re good at.
The Akron native was quick to react, explaining that he was “the wrong person to say this to” because he “did his research” on the subjects he brought up publicly. A little later, he even tackled the former Paris Saint-Germain striker with 3 unequivocal words. The soap opera then stayed there … until today!
During an interview with France Football, Ibrahimovic has indeed raised the subject again. And unsurprisingly, he persists and signs:
What I said was that we were not politicians. Politics divides people. Football, in my world, unites them. There is a big difference.
I have met people I would never have known without football. I have met people from all over the world. Once again: we athletes, we unite people, politicians divide them. If I wanted to be in politics, then I would become a politician. We should only do what we’re good at. Sport and politics are two very distinct categories. If you’re smart, you get it.
This is a conception that goes the complete opposite of LeBron James’ slogan “More Than An Athlete”, which Zlatan says is therefore not smart enough to understand that he is not good at politics and should be. stick to basketball … No doubt the King will taste little of the comments of Z, who can expect a new response from the Chosen One in the days to come.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic again blew on the embers of his beef with LeBron James by releasing these cash comments. At his own risk ? The future will tell !