AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic said on Tuesday that athletes should refrain from politics, echoing comments he made last week suggesting LeBron James stay out of politics.
“Athletes unite the world. Politics divides the world,” Ibrahimovic said in a news conference at the San Remo music festival, where Ibrahimovic is scheduled to perform. He added that athletes should be athletes and politicians should do politics.
Ibrahimovic’s words matched his comments made last week in an interview for Discovery+ in Sweden.
“(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 last week. “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 political politician, I would do politics. That is the first mistake people do when they become famous and…