Zlatan Ibrahimovic Very Unimpressed When Opponent Tries to Push Him

Ryan Bailey@ryanjaybaileyFeatured ColumnistSeptember 8, 2014


WARNING: Caption contains NSFW language.

You may watch Zlatan score. You may listen to Zlatan's wise words. You may admire Zlatan's flowing mane and intricate tattoos, too.

But you must not touch Zlatan. 

Striker Rubin Okotie found this out the hard way during Sweden's Euro 2016 qualifier with Austria on Monday. Okotie gave the talismanic striker a light shove in the closing stages of the game, which was met by an extremely unimpressed glance—the same kind he likely gives whenever he sees Pep Guardiola.

Ibrahimovic stood affronted with his hands on his hips as the Austrian had the gall to try to touch him again. "Lay your hand on me once more and I'll roundhouse kick you with the power of a thousand Jean-Claude Van Dammes," the Swede was almost certainly thinking.   

Clearly, Ibra has a "no touching" policy, but he doesn't object to touching his opponents. He was very lucky to only receive a yellow card when he elbowed David Alaba in the face during the first half.

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