Zlatan Ibrahimovic and LeBron James have two different philosophies when it comes to activism.
“LeBron is phenomenal at what he’s doing, but I don’t like when people have some kind of status, they go and do politics at the same time what they’re doing. do what you’re good at.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic chimes in on LeBron James 👀
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) February 25, 2021
😅 “I’m kinda the wrong guy to actually go at, because I do my homework.”
♟️ Your move Zlatan… pic.twitter.com/7GDnUnUjfE
— SPORF (@Sporf) March 1, 2021
LeBron issued a response to Zlatan, and now, the soccer star is coming right back. In an interview conducted overseas, Ibrahimovic said he stands firm on his beliefs and that politics are way too divisive. The soccer star says he is happy being an athlete and nothing more, which is something that won’t change. He then went on to question LeBron’s intelligence by insinuating that the basketball star didn’t understand his remarks.
“I said that we are not politicians,” Ibrahimovic said. “Politics divides people. 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.”