The Swedish soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic went after LeBron James and other high-profile athletes using their platform to ramble on about political topics—an area they often believe themselves to be experts in.

Ibrahimovic argued that professional athletes should stay in the realm that gave them their prestigious platform in the first place. The soccer player went on to say that though he has respect for James’ ability on the basketball court, it “looks bad” when James goes on rants about subjects that have nothing to do with what happens on the court, according to the Daily Wire.

“[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,” Ibrahimovic said. “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 politician, I would do politics,” he added. “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.”

James’ political activism has ramped up in recent years, especially after the death of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery. James is an open supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement—a group many attribute to radical and socialist motivations. James, in response to the death of Arbery, claimed that black men are “hunted everyday” in the U.S.

“We’re literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes!” James said in May. “Can’t even go for a damn jog man! Like [what the f***] man are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?!? No man fr ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!! I’m sorry Ahmaud (Rest In Paradise) and my prayers and blessings sent to the heavens above to your family!!”

The mega-rich athlete has also invested significant amounts of money in radical organizations, including a staggering $100,000 into one that paid off fines and fees for thousands of Florida felon so that they would be able to vote in last year’s election.

James was awarded the Male Athlete of the Year for a fourth time. The basketball guru explained that he can do more off the floor than he can on the floor by saying: “I still know what I do on the floor, and obviously, I give everything to the game,” James said.

“But I can make a greater impact off the floor right now, more than I can on the floor. And I want to continue to inspire people with the way I play the game of basketball. But there’s so many more things that I can do off the floor to help cultivate people, inspire people, bring people together, empower them.”

2 thoughts on “Swedish Soccer Player Blasts Lebron James For Delving Into Politics

  1. This fellow lives one of the most privileged lives anyone has ever lived, and all just by having other people watch him play a game. His victimisation mentality is staggering.

  2. I’m that guys biggest fan now. I’m even gonna adopt his team as the soccer team I cheer for. Soccer seems like a good drinking sport. He plays for Milan. I’m declaring my free agency as a soccer fan. I need to find me a Korean Baseball team to cheer for too.

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