It’s always hurtful to see your idols choosing different colors than yours, but that happens a lot in football, although not everybody processes the news the same way. That was the case with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his statue, who was set on fire on Wednesday by furious Malmo fans.
Ibra recently announced his investment in Swedish club Hammarby, which sparked a lot of hate towards the striker. It’s fair to say things have escalated quickly since then, with plenty of fans setting the thing on fire.
This looks like an overreaction by these fans, but they clearly feel very betrayed by Ibrahimovic here. He just finished his stay with LA Galaxy in the MLS and is now a free agent, after starting his honored career with Malmo. His statue was erected earlier this year but it hasn’t lasted too long.