The two great footballing names have questioned best-selling video game for image infringement.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gareth Bale have condemned FIFA 21 game for obtaining their images without their knowledge.
The AC Milan took to Twitter to say that he has no access to either FIFPro or FIFA.
“Who gave FIFA EA Sports permission to use my name and face? FIFPro?
“I’m not aware to be a member of FIFPro and, if I am, I was put there without any real knowledge through some weird manoeuvre.
“And for sure I never allowed FIFA or FIFPro to make money using me. Somebody is making profit on my name and face without any agreement all these years. Time to investigate.”
EA Sports gave the explanation that they obtained the images from FIFpro, to which Tottenham star Bale replied that he does not know what FIFPro actually is.
Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola also weighed in on the issue, stating that the Rosonerri and FIFPro don’t own image rights of the players.
However, a spokesperson from EA denied such accusation stating that the association works in all front to secure the rights of players across the world.
“EA Sports FIFA is the world’s leading football video game, and to create an authentic experience year after year we work with numerous leagues, teams and individual talent to secure the rights of player likeness to include in our game.
“One of those is a long-standing relationship with the global representative of professional football players, FIFPro, who partner with a number of licensors to negotiate deals that benefit the players and their unions.”