Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Be Featured in Line of Swedish Stamps (Photo)

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVNovember 11, 2013

Coming to the Swedish postal service this spring: the face of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Posten have announced that Ibrahimovic, Sweden's international superstar striker, will feature on a line of stamps to be released March 27.

Here's a preview of one of the stamps, via TheLocal.Se

Ibrahimovic, 32, was apparently quite chuffed at the thought of seeing his face featured nationwide on a government-issued stamp. Imagine that.

From The Local:

"It's a great honour to be on a postage stamp and I'm very happy and proud to have been chosen," said Ibrahimovic on his personal app Zlatan Unplugged.

The head of postage stamps with the Swedish post office told The Local that the superstar was keen on the project and took an active role. Ibrahimovic's image will appear on five different stamps and will come in a special booklet of ten stamps.

"He liked the idea of co-operation as he thinks a lot about his fans like those who maybe can't read or write or have never received a postcard or sent a letter," said Britt-Inger Hahne, head of stamps with the Swedish post office.

Predictably, the comments section of the Local's article has filled up already with Zlatan-licking double entendres. Mind in the gutter, perhaps, but also decently funny.

Have at it, then. How will you lick your Zlatan?