On Monday evening it was put to the Swedish football gala, and for the thirteenth time, football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic was voted the attacker of the year. But it was the Swedish lifestyle that stole attention.
When the Los Angeles Galaxy player entered the scene again to share the prize "Number 10" to the Bois Foundation, he woke up with this comment:
If I had not come, you would not come. That's what we had promised both production and production of television, because you know … the numbers, Ibrahimovic said while doing a thumb gesture.
That caused Wolfsburg's star Nilla Fischer to react.
"It's an unnecessary way of expressing yourself," she said.
"To me, it's about us – the football family – not about individuals. Of course, individual prices are awarded, but the gallows must be a football party, a family party, and then it's not about a person," continues Fischer.
In addition to criticizing the comment, which would be a joke, Ibrahimovic must have made a special requirement for the football federation.
According to Swedish Expressen, Ibrahimovic refused to sit among the other guests and demanded to have his own loyalty, which he had to leave alone in connection with prizes where he himself was nominated.
"It was Zlatan's own desire to disperse a separate room. He wanted to sit there and not on the floor. And that was something we had to meet," says communications officer at TV4, Ludvig Ternstedt.
The award for this year's best Swedish football player on the men's side, Gullballen, went to Manchester United star Victor Lindelöf. While the same price on the women's side, it was only Fischer who received.
And in the keynote language she made a strong struggle for gender equality.
"If I had been here as a man, with the career I have had, I would never again have financial concerns again – both for myself and for the children.
"We play because we love the sport, we play for life, so I would say this to all girls: never stop playing football. Never stop fighting for equality. Do not feel like you have to be grateful. We are worth so much more, say Fischer according to Expressen.
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