Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has run afoul of animal rights groups in his native Sweden after he reportedly shot a moose during a hunting trip.
According to The Guardian, Ibrahimovic is spending some of the midseason break at home in Sweden. Swedish newspaper Expressen had a front-page piece on the 33-year-old bagging an 1,100-pound moose “with one shot to the heart.”
Bo Skold, general secretary of the Swedish Association for Hunting, was impressed, saying he had never bagged such a large animal.
Camilla Bjorkbom of Sweden’s Animal Rights’ Union, on the other hand? Not so much with the impressed.
“It is problematic,” Bjorkbom said. “It is always problematic when famous people do things like that, because then it looks like they support this type of activities.”
Perhaps it looks that way because Ibrahimovic does support hunting. He’s reportedly had a hunting license since 2010 and has spoken of his love of hunting on many occasions.
- Phil Watson