Zlatan Ibrahimovic Doubles Down on ‘stick to sports’ message to Lebron James

The feud originally began when Ibrahimovic was speaking Discovery Plus, Ibrahimovic hit out at Lebron James for getting involved in politics and activism.

“What he does is phenomenal, but I don’t like it when people with a certain “status” talk about politics,” he said.

“Do what you are good at. I play football because I am the best at it. If I was a politician, I’d have gone into politics.”

Lebron James hit back

“At the end of the day, I will never shut up about things that are wrong,” the 36-year-old replied.

“I’m their voice and I use my platform to continue to shed light on everything that might be going on, not only in my community but in this country and around the world.

“There’s no way I would ever just stick to sports, because I understand this platform and how powerful my voice is.”

Ibrahimovic has now responded to Lebron James 

“Racism and politics are two different things. We athletes unite the world, politics divides the world,” Ibrahimovic said.

“Everyone is welcome, it has nothing to do with where you are from, we do what we do to unite.

“We don’t do other things because we are not good at it, otherwise I would be in politics.

“That’s my message. Athletes must be athletes, politicians must be politicians.”

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