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Malmo fans set fire to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s statue

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Malmo fans have set fire to the statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovich which was dedicated to the player only a month ago.

Earlier today, Ibrahimovic announced that he had bought a stake in one of Malmo’s rival Swedish first division sides Hammarby.

This has not gone down well with the fans of Malmo or even the people of his home town.

Malmo is the city where it all began for Ibrahimovic, and the town only recently unveiled a statue of their hero back in October.

Since his announcement this morning, Malmo’s club president told Fotbollskanalen, he condemns Ibrhimovic’s business decision.

He said:

“We’re not happy. I don’t think anyone is particularly happy for his sake.”

“The statue doesn’t matter now considering where it stands.”

“The club means a lot to the city and now Zlatan is fighting against us.”

Some of the fans have taken his actions and these words to heart.

The statue of their one-time hero is now being burnt, by an angry mob.