‘Do what you’re good at’ – Zlatan blasts LeBron over activism

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hit out at NBA superstar LeBron James and others for frequently dabbling into “politics.”

Zlatan said although he admired James’ talent, it’s a “mistake” when athletes step out of their lane and get involved socially and politically.

“[LeBron] is phenomenal at what he’s doing, but I don’t like when people have some kind of status, they go and do politics at the same time,” Ibrahimovic said.

“Do what you’re good at. Do the category you do. I play football because I’m the best at playing football.

“I don’t do politics. If I would be a political politician, I would do politics. That is the first mistake people do when they become famous and they become in a certain status. Stay out of it. Just do what you do best because it doesn’t look good.”

Lakers forward LeBron has often mixed sports and politics

Four-time NBA champ James has been a force for social change and political action in the US, pioneering projects like ‘More Than a Vote’ and ‘I Promise School’ based in his hometown Akron, Ohio.

His outspokenness hasn’t always been well-received, however. In February of 2018, a prominent conservative commentator famously told him to “shut up and dribble” in response to his “talking politics.”

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