Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues his criticism of LeBron James and continues to argue that athletes should stay out of politics and stick to sports only.
The football star said “Athletes unite the world, politics divide it,” at a news conference on Tuesday morning.
“Our role is to unite the world by doing what we do best. Athletes should be athletes and politicians should do politics.”
If we look at the background of the subject, in an interview with Discovery + in Sweden last week, Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticized LeBron on politics and turned his arrows on him.
Ibra stated: “[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.”
“Do what you’re good at. Do the category you do. I play football because I’m the best at playing football.”
“I don’t do politics. If I would be a political politician, I would do politics. That is the first mistake people do when they become famous and they become in a certain status. Stay out of it. Just do what you do best, because it doesn’t look good. “
But Lebron looked at the issue from a different angle, declaring that his voice would sound louder for those who aren’t being heard and believing that it could make a real impact.
Zlatan argued that athletes could unite people by providing pure entertainment and therefore they should do more in this area.