Outstanding striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said again that politics and sport are separated in a brewing feud with NBA icon LeBron James, whom he suggested last week to stay on his track and “do what he’s good at” hold.
Los Angeles Lakers superstar James was one of the louder voices in America when it came to social justice and police brutality, two issues that came to the fore towards the end of Donald Trump’s deep split.
James, who often criticized the Trump presidency, organized a group to tackle the disenfranchisement of voters in many black communities ahead of the 2020 presidential election – but veteran AC Milan striker Ibrahimovic is not a fan of social stature and has called again The subjects of politics and sport should be far apart.
“I like [James] a lot of. He’s phenomenal at what he does, but I don’t like it when people with status talk about politics, “Zlatan said in comments in Sweden.
“Do what you can. I play football because I’m the best at football. I don’t do politics. If I had been a politician, I would do politics.”
“This is the first mistake famous people make when they become famous: it is better for me to avoid certain topics and do what you do well or you risk doing something wrong.”
Speaking late last month, James promised Ibrahimovic that he would “never shut up”, noting that Swedish legend Muhammad Ali had once praised Ali for the legendary boxer’s activities inside and outside the ring.
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“He’s the guy who said in Sweden that he talked about the same things because his last name wasn’t [traditional Swedish] Last name, he felt like racism was going on, ”James said at the time.
“I speak from a very educated mind. I’m kind of the wrong guy for doing my homework. “
Ibrahimovic also offered an olive branch to Inter Milan rivals Romelu Lukaku after his explosive argument during a recent Milan derby.
“If he wants to come, he’s welcome,” said Ibrahimovic and invited the Belgian killer to a press conference at a music festival in Italy. “What happens on the field stays on the field.”
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