While Zlatan admires the basket baller, he doesn't like LeBron the politician.
"I really like LeBron James. He's an incredible player. But if I'm being honest, I don't like it when people of a certain status get involved in politics alongside their main activity." Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Discovery+, 02/2021.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic dislikes that LeBron was involved in Biden's campaign.
"It's a mistake that I think many people make, when they become famous and reach a certain status. Abstain. Do what you're good at. Stay in your lane." Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Discovery+, 02/2021.
But many people think athletes have a political duty. They are idols for millions of fans and their voice count a lot. Besides, sports has never really been apolitical in the United States. But for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, no athlete should get involved in politics.
"I play football because I'm the best at it. I don't get mixed up in politics. I'd get involved in politics if I was a politician." Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Discovery+, 02/2021.
In the United States, this debate has existed for a very long time.
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