Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Beauty Queen and the Best Interrupted Football Interviews

Ryan Bailey@ryanjaybaileyFeatured ColumnistDecember 11, 2013

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Beauty Queen and the Best Interrupted Football Interviews

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    It's clear Zlatan Ibrahimovic does what he wants.

    Whether it's brawling with teammates, landing kung fu kicks on opponents, running over journalists in his car or casually walking into the middle of other people's interviews, there's not a lot that can be done to stop the talismanic Swede. 

    The Mighty Zlatan leads our list of interrupted interviews with his efforts this week, where he imposed on Laurent Blanc's one-on-one session with a former Miss France. 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Miss France

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    Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc was enjoying a tête-à-tête with 2010 Miss World and current France3 journalist Malika Ménard for a TV show called Paris Le Club when Zlatan Ibrahimovic found an excuse to stroll through the studio and interrupt proceedings.

    As he walked, he made it quite clear that he knew Ménard was a beauty pageant winner and humorously quipped that he also wanted an interview. Blanc played along with the joke, but almost certainly wanted the Swede to butt out and wait his turn.   

Neil Lennon and a Journalist's Wife

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    Here's a good rule of football journalism to stick to: If you are using your iPhone to record a press conference, put it in flight mode so your wife doesn't call you and end up speaking to Neil Lennon. 

    That's exactly what happened to Scottish scribe Michael Grant following a Celtic victory over Hearts in January 2013.   

Cristiano Ronaldo and His Son

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    After storming his Portugal side to a World Cup playoff victory over Sweden in November, Cristiano Ronaldo attempted to appear as dignified as a man wearing a backwards baseball cap can be during the post-match interviews.

    However, he couldn't help but laugh when his son, Cristiano Jr., interrupted to ask if he was going to be staying with his dad that night. Adorable.   

Harry Redknapp and an Unnamed Portsmouth Player

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    Warning: clip contains NSFW language

    During an interview at the Portsmouth training ground, manager Harry Redknapp was struck by a wayward ball, causing him to show more than a little irritation.

    "No wonder you're in the f*****g reserves!" he shouted before eventually returning to the questioning.

    For the sake of the young player's career, 'Arry nobly refused to reveal his identity.

Jurgen Klinsmann and the Cow with an Air Horn

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    While giving an interview prior to a World Cup qualifier with Costa Rica, a man dressed as a cow blasting an air horn attempted to break USA manager Jurgen Klinsmann's train of thought.

    However, the German showed steely resolve and acted like that was the kind of thing you see every day.

Ross Barkley and Leon Osman

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    Ross Barkley is the toast of the town after his fantastic performance against Arsenal.

    The 20-year-old should receive further commendation for this interview from earlier in the season, in which he is completely unfazed in the face of a loud Leon Osman interruption.   

Andre Villas-Boas and Jose Mourinho

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    Remember the days when Andre Villas-Boas and Jose Mourinho used to acknowledge each other's existence?

    AVB was a member of the staff at Chelsea when the Special One and his colleagues decided to try to throw him off during an interview with Chelsea TV.   

Sky Sports' Nick Collins and Gravity

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    This isn't strictly an interview, but it's too funny not to include.

    While speaking to Sky Sports News anchor Jim White in the studio, reporter Nick Collins could barely contain his excitement about the clash between England and Scotland over the summer, apparently falling off whatever he was standing on.

    Thankfully, Collins was unhurt, which means we can laugh.