On SI Now, Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic talked about the FIFA scandal and what soccer means to him.
Paris Saint-Germain and Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic sat down with SI's Maggie Gray on Friday's SI Now. The oft-outspoken Ibrahimovic shared his thoughts on the FIFA scandal that has rocked the international game since FIFA officials were arrested in Switzerland in late May.
Ibrahimovic said he hadn't been following the scandal closely and that he had a lot of questions. He said his focus has remained on the field.
“I'm there to play soccer, I'm there to let the people enjoy when I play,” Ibrahimovic said. “So really what happens there, if I'm honest, I really don't care about that because it's not my problem, that's [their] problem.”
“I'm on the field, I'm not in the office, doing things there,” he added. “For me, football is one religion and everybody's welcome wherever you come from. It should be a fair game and that's the way it works. Whatever's happened there, if it hasn't gone the right way, of course you have done a mistake, you've done something wrong and that is not the way it's supposed to be.”
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