Zlatan Statue Vandalised by Furious locals for buying rival Hammarby

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The statue honouring Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been vandalised by in Malmö, which Zlatan’s home city. The statue was opened just a month back. Today, he is seen as “traitor” by people of Malmo for buying a stake in rival Hammarby.

Zlatan Statue Vandalised

After Zlatan Ibrahimovic went across the followers of his old club Malmö FF by getting a risk in rival club Hammarby, his sculpture in Malmö has been vandalized several times.

Throughout Wednesday, it was attacked with sparklers, adorned with a bathroom seat, as well as spray-painted with offending engravings and death hazards.

At 1 p.m., a person had affixed a commode seat to Zlatan’s arm. Still, later on, Zlatan’s head was draped in a plastic bag together with the sign “Quickly to relocate to Stockholm South”. “We have looked out that someone had spray-painted it,” cops spokesperson Jimmy Modin told.

Not just the statuary itself was painted, yet a death threat appeared at its foot: “Die, Gypsy”. As Zlatan Ibrahimovic isn’t of Romany origin; he was born in Malmö to a Bosniak dad and also a Croat mother.

Zlatan Invest in Hammarby

Ibrahimovic’s current investment in Hammarby, the historical rival of his former club Malmö FF, is extensively seen as a betrayal by his fans. While anxieties of vandalism were articulated in the past, Zlatan himself did not show any signs of worry.

“Zlatan previously claimed that he was not afraid, as he had all of Rosengård [one of Malmö’s immigrant-heavy districts] to protect it,” carver Peter Linde previously informed Expressen.

Today, 38-year-old Ibrahimovic obtained a quarter of Stockholm’s Hammarby and also posted a video clip of his name showing up on Hammarby’s T-shirt. Ibrahimovic said it felt “incredible and amazing,” worrying he was anticipating various tasks dealing with football from a different angle.

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Nevertheless, the prolific scorer’s current venture outraged many individuals in Malmö. At 1 p.m., someone had affixed a bathroom seat to Zlatan’s arm. Still, later on, Zlatan’s head was draped in a plastic bag together with the sign “Soon to move to Stockholm South”. At 8 p.m. on Wednesday, the cops were informed that the statue had been revealed once again.