‘Athletes unite the world, politics divide the world’ – Ibrahimovic responds to criticism from LeBron James

'Athletes unite the world, politics divide the world' - Ibrahimovic responds to criticism from LeBron James

AC Milan forward reiterated his comments on the need for sportsmen to stick to what they are good at despite the condemnation of the NBA superstar

Zlatan Ibrahimovic responded to LeBron James’ criticisms, insisting that “athletes unite the world, politics divide the world”.

A war of words between two sports icons began when Ibrahimovic criticized the basketball superstar for getting involved in political issues off the pitch.

James quickly denied the AC Milan forward that he was the ‘bad guy to talk to’, but the 39-year-old stirred the pot again in a press conference at the San Remo festival 2021 Tuesday.

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James accused Ibrahimovic of hypocrisy while referring to the Swede’s outspoken comments about racism in his homeland in 2018, but he has now insisted the Los Angeles Lakers baller is missing the point of his tirade.

“Racism and politics are two different things. We athletes unite the world, politics divide the world, ”Ibrahimovic told the media.

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

“We’re not doing anything else because we’re not good at it, otherwise I would be in politics.

“This is my message. Athletes must be athletes, politicians must be politicians.

What did Ibrahimovic say originally?

Ibrahimovic told Discovery + last week: “[LeBron] is phenomenal at what he does, but I don’t like it when people have …

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