‘Athletes Unite The World, Politics Divide It’

“Zlatan Ibrahimovic has doubled down on his criticism of athletes who mix politics and sports. The Milan striker was speaking on Tuesday at a press conference for the San Remo music festival, which he is co-hosting. 

Athletes unite the world, politics divide it”,
he said.
Our role is to unite the world by doing what we do best. Athletes should be athletes and politicians should do politics.” 

“Last week, Ibrahimovic singled out Los Angeles star LeBron James for bringing politics into the sporting arena.

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,
Ibrahimovic told ‘Uefa and Discovery+’ in Sweden.

I play football because I’m the best playing at 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 risk doing something wrongly.”

“James…dismissed Ibrahimovic’s comments.

I will never shut up about things that are wrong. I preach about ‘my people’ {He’s referring to his Race} and I preach about equality, ‘social justice’, racism, voter suppression – things that go on in our community,
he said last week…

“At Tuesday’s press conference, Ibrahimovic also spoke about his recent clash with his former Manchester United teammate Romelu Lukaku. The pair confronted each other during a recent Milan derby.

If he wants to come [to San Remo] he’s welcome,
Ibrahimovic said.
What happens on the pitch stays on the pitch.”

–‘Zlatan Ibrahimovic doubles down on criticism of LeBron James’,
Guardian, {U.K.}, 2 Mar. 2021
“Zlatan Ibrahimovic DOUBLES DOWN, Tells Hypocrite Lebron James To Keep Social Justice Politics Out Of Sports”
VIDEO: https://odysee.com/@SportsWars:6/zlatan-doubles-down-tells-hypocrite:2

–‘Athletes Unite The World; Politicians Divide It’,
Odysee, March 2nd, 2021

See also:
NBA Hypocrisy{August 1, 2016}:
“Last week, I met with constituents from China who outlined the Chinese government practice of forcefully harvesting vital organs as part of their oppression of religious minorities. Meanwhile, the NBA will start selling tickets for preseason games in China next week. Is the NBA implying that China’s abhorrent violation of basic human rights is acceptable, but North Carolina saying men shouldn’t use the girl[s’] locker room is a bridge too far? What is the NBA’s true priority? The unmistakable hypocrisy is clear to me.”

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