Zlatan Ibrahimovic has once again taken a shot at LeBron James for being too political.
Earlier this year the soccer superstar got into a war of words with the Lakers superstar after he said LeBron should stick to sports and leave the politics to the politicians.
‘I don’t like when people, when they have some kind of status, and they do politics at the same time as what they are doing.’
Zlatan Ibrahimovic says LeBron James and other high profile athletes should simply stick to sports. 👀
— theScore (@theScore) February 26, 2021
LeBron James responds to Zlatan’s statement on staying out of politics.
"There’s no way I would ever just stick to sports because I understand how this platform and how powerful my voice is." – @KingJames
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) February 27, 2021
On Tuesday, Ibrahimovic spoke with France Football news and doubled down on his criticism of LeBron.
Via France Football
“I said that we are not politicians. Politics divides people,” Ibrahimovic reiterated. “Football, in my world, unites people. Big difference. Because I have had the chance to meet and get to know people that I would never have known if I did not play football. I have met people from all four corners of the world. We unite people. Politicians divide. If I wanted to be a politician, I would do politics. We should only do what we’re good at. Sports and politics are two different categories. If you are intelligent, you understand.”
“I am just here to unite, spread love and joy,” he continued. “This is the best means we have to do it. Football or sport. Because we are good for that. I am good for that. I am good at football.”
It’s going to be a matter of time until LeBron responds to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s latest comments.