LeBron James fired at Zlaton Ibrahimovic: “I will never be silent about wrongdoing.”

LeBron James is one of the most socially conscious athletes in the world. Fighting voter repression, speaking out against “gun violence” or opening an “I Promise” school in Ohio, Ohio, could launch his “Than Than Than No Vote” campaign, James was never ashamed to use his fame to give her less fame. No. Luckier than myself.

This has led him to clash with politicians, media figures, fans and now apparently other athletes as well. A.C. Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is known for expressing his opinion, regardless of the subject. In a recent interview with Discovery + in Sweden, That subject was James. Ibrahimovic believes LeBron should stick with sports and criticized the Los Angeles Lakers star’s social activism.

“(LeBron) What he does is extraordinary, but I don’t like that when people have some kind of status, they go and do politics at the same time,” Ibrahimovic said. “Do what you’re good at. Do whatever class you do. I play football because I’m the best at playing football. I don’t do politics. If I were a political politician, I would do politics.

“It’s a big mistake people make when they become famous and they come in certain positions. Stay away from it. Do what you do best because it doesn’t feel good.”

James did not take Ibrahimovic’s comments kindly. In a long post-game reaction, he reiterated that he would never stick to sports and would always use his platform for the benefit of his community.

“At the end of the day, I will never be silent about the wrong things. I preach about my people and preach about inequality, social injustice, racism, systematic voter repression, things that go on in our community because I was part of it. “At a time in my community and seeing things going on,” James said. “I know what’s still going on because my school has a group of 300 plus kids who are going through the same thing and they need a voice. Is.

“I am their voice. I use my platform to continue to shed light not only on my society but on everything going on in and around this country. There is no way that I will just stick to sports because I understand. How powerful is this platform and my voice. You can only ask Renee Montgomery if I had been silent and dribbling, that beautiful black woman is today part of the group where she is part of the proprietary group with Atlanta Dream in Atlanta. ”

He denounced Ibrahimovic’s hypocrisy in light of his comments about racism in the past.

“It’s funny, he said, because I believe he was the same person who said that when he was bad in Sweden, he was talking about the same things, because his last name was not a specific surname, so He felt racism was going on there when he was out on the pitch. “

He concluded by suggesting that he was not the person who attacked these matters. “I speak with a very educated mind,” James said. “So I’m kind of the wrong guy to go to because I’m doing my homework.”

Ibrahimovic is known for being outspoken, but not like James. He was a member of the Los Angeles Galaxy for two seasons and the Swedish soccer star announced a full page in the Los Angeles Times joining the “Dear Los Angeles, Welcome” team.

The two occupied the same city for only a short time, but apparently, Ibrahimovic was not a fan of James’s -f-court activism at the time. He is far from the only person who criticized the Laker star for using the platform for his transformation. None of that succeeded in thwarting James, and, it seems, neither did Ibrahimovic.