Zlatan Ibrahimovic raises hunger awareness with 50 tattoos
Zlatan Ibrahimovic got a yellow card for taking his shirt off after a goal against Caen on Saturday, but it was for a good cause.
Ibrahimovic was showing off 50 temporary tattoos, each one representing the name of one of the 805 million hungry people in the world.
"On Saturday against Caen, when I took my shirt off, everyone was asking what all the new tattoos were," Ibrahimovic explained on PSG's official website. "I had 50 names temporarily tattooed on my body. They are the names of real people who are suffering from hunger around the world. The tattoos have gone, but the people are still out there. There are 805 million people who are suffering from hunger around the world. I want you to see them, via me, to help the World Food Programme. This is the first time I have publicly engaged with a charity. If we can reach out to the world leaders, I am sure that together, we can solve the problem of hunger throughout the world."
The idea came from Marina Catena, the director of the World Food Programme. "We thought of Zlatan Ibrahimovic who the entire world asks for autographs," Catena said. "So why not have Zlatan wear the autographs of others on his skin?"
Ibrahimovic has now picked up enough yellow cards on the season to be suspended for PSG's match against Monaco on March 1.
- Dan Gartland