Footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has recently come under fire for comments he made about basketball star LeBron James speaking out about racial injustice in the US. The footballer, who plays for AC Milan, said that sports stars should do what they are good at.
In response, Los Angeles Lakers player James said: “I will never shut up about things that are wrong. I preach about my people and I preach about equality, social justice, racism, voter suppression – things that go on in our community.”
James is far from the only person to hit back at the comments made, as Twitter user John Gibbons posted a ruthless thread showing the double standards of Ibrahimovic telling fellow sports players to stick to what they know.
In a series of tweets, Gibbons expertly highlighted all the times Ibrahimovic has done things that aren’t sports-related to show just how hypocritical and misguided his comments were.
Laid out are the many projects that Ibrahimovic has undertaken that have absolutely nothing to do with the sport he is involved with.
This includes launching his own perfume range, promoting Volvo cars, launching a vitamin water brand, being an ambassador for Xbox, launching a clothing brand, launching a gaming app as well as trademarking his own name.
To top it off, Gibbons posted comments the footballer made about boxer Muhammed Ali, in which ironically, he talked about the amazing things Ali did outside the ring in standing up for what’s right.
Others on Twitter reacted to the thread. One wrote: “Absolutely killed Ibrahimovic” while another called it a “Great thread about a pretty insufferable man.”
Another user said, “beautifully put”.
Perhaps Ibrahimovic should take some of his own advice and stop talking about what other people are doing.