Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Ibrahimovic: Undercover Racism Has Cost Me Credit

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed he has not had the credit he deserves from the Swedish media because his name "is not Andersson or Svensson."
Ibrahimovic won 116 caps for Sweden and has lifted league titles in four different countries.

But the 37-year-old said "undercover racism" meant he had not received proper acknowledgement because he does not have a traditional Swedish surname.
He told Canal+: "What does the Swedish media do? They defend me or do they jump on and attack me? They still attack me, because they cannot accept that I am Ibrahimovic.

"If another player would do same mistake I do, they would defend him. But when it comes to me, they don't defend me. This is about racism.

"This is about racism. I don't say there is racism but I say there is undercover racism."

"This exists, I am 100 percent sure. Because I am not Andersson or Svensson. If I would be that, trust me, they would defend me even if I would rob a bank. They would defend me, I tell you."

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