Zlatan Ibrahimovic is once again throwing criticism towards LeBron James.
The AC Milan forward and Lakers superstar have a difference of opinion when talking about sports and politics. The Swedish soccer star said that sports unite, while politics separate people. Ibrahimovic spoke out on his exchange with James in a recent interview with 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.”
Ibrahimovic said that he is not here to “send a bad message to people.”
“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.”
Earlier this year, Ibrahimovic sent a message directed at James regarding this topic.
“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,” Ibrahimovic said at the time.
James saw the comments and replied back: “There’s no way I would ever just stick to sports because I understand how this platform and how powerful my voice is.”