Ibrahimovic’s media games with Swedish national team cause a stir: “A game of bad taste”

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic appears to have caused a stir in the camp of the Swedish national team with his recent social media post.

Ibrahimovic has not played for Sweden since 2016 when he announced that he would retire from international football after the European Championships that year, and although there has been speculation about a possible return to playing for his country, nothing has ever materialised.

He put out a cryptic tweet on social media recently of him in a Sweden shirt with the caption ‘Long time no see’ – deemed by most to be a provocation towards those in charge of the national team but causing some to plead for his return.

As MilanLive reports, Ibra himself after the match against Verona had admitted that he wanted to provoke, and in particular it seems to have been aimed Janne Andersson with whom the forward doesn’t seem to have a good relationship.

Andesson angrily labelled Ibrahimovic as a negative influence: ” They tell me that there is a plan behind this photo, but I don’t understand it and I won’t waste energy on it.”

Meanwhile, the president of the Swedish Football Association Karl-Erik Nilsson also responded to the fact that Ibra had previously labelled the organisation as ‘incompetent’.

“When our best footballer of all time says these things without any proof, it’s really bad. And I’m still extremely disappointed. A game of bad taste. He did it to irritate some people, I didn’t like it,” he said.

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