Zlatan Ibrahimovic landed himself in another controversy at LA Galaxy, as he walked out and grabbed his crotch in an angry showdown with a rival LAFC fan. Ibrahimovic who was unhappy about 5-3 Western Conference semi-final defeat in Los Angeles, got super pissed after a fan was gloating on Zlatan’s way off the pitch. Though Zlatan’s future in LA Galaxy player or as a professional footballer at the age of 38 is uncertain, it was likely that he would leave the football pitch in style.
Zlatan who was seen going his way after the match, he saw one LAFC supporter who took his celebration to the next level. Zlatan slowed down his pace and faced the fan and was seen grabbing his crotch before he smiled and was ushered down the tunnel by officials. Another fan attempt to confront Ibrahimovic for his lewd gesture but was pushed back by a Galaxy coaching staff.
Soon Ibrahimovic was seen taking aim at Major League Soccer, VAR and LAFC in an interview after the match. On being asked if he would continue his career stateside, he said, “What happens next year? I don’t know. If I stay it will be good for MLS because the whole world will watch it. If I don’t stay, nobody will remember what MLS is.” On being asked about his gesture to the fan he said, “They said something. Not being disrespectful but this is like training for me. The stadium is too small for me. I’m used to playing in front of 80,000. This is a walk in the park.”
Zlatan has been linked with a move back to Europe but nothing is confirmed as of yet. Maybe he is holding back on the news of his future so as to not disrupt his team nad their dream to win the MLS Cup this season.