Controversy between the two stars of soccer and basketball. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scratched LeBron James about his involvement outside of sport, especially in politics.
« It’s a mistake that I think a lot of people make when they become famous and reach a certain status. Don’t do it. Do things where you are good. « Earlier in the week, Zlatan Ibrahimovic explained, in his own way, that he is not a big fan of athletes who speak out publicly on political or social issues. He had notably been questioned about LeBron James, who is very committed in this area. And this weekend, the NBA star did not hesitate to answer the Swedish striker.
« I’m never going to shut up about things I don’t think are good. I preach for my people, and I preach for equality, systematic voting. I point out racism, social injustices, the suppression of voting, the things that are happening in our community. Because I am part of this community and I see the things that are going on and that continue to go on through the 300 kids in my school who are going through the same things.
They need a voice and I am their voice. I’m going to use my platform to continue to shine a light on everything that can happen, not just in my community but around us, in this country and in the world. There’s no way I’m going to stick only to my sport, because I know how powerful my voice can be. It’s funny that he says that because I remember in 2018, it was the same guy who said that when he was in Sweden, he was talking about the same things. Because his last name was not common, and sometimes he felt racism when he was on the field. I speak with an educated mind. I’m not really the guy to attack because I’m doing my own research, » the Lakers player said in remarks reported by Basket USA. It’s clear…