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Fake nose auction of vandalized Ibrahimovic statue

A group of Malmö supporters are auctioning off three replica noses based on the infamous statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic which was erected in his hometown before being removed and stored following attempted vandalism. The statue’s nose was cut off in a pre-Christmas attack in 2019. It also had its leg sawed off and a toe removed before being removed from its plinth in January 2020.

The Swedish striker started his professional career at Malmo FF in 1999 and left for Ajax Amsterdam in 2001 before embarking on a career that has included top European teams such as Manchester United, Inter Milan and his club current, AC Milan. Once adored by Malmo fans, he angered them when he acquired a stake in Stockholm rivals Hammarby in 2019, saying he would make them Scandinavia’s biggest football club.

Protesters said Ibrahimovic was a “fool” for choosing money over love for his hometown and his club. “With this initiative, we want to draw attention to the problems in Swedish and international football,” they said in a statement.

“Our goal is a world of football where supporters are at the center and no one should have to see their club bought out and changed overnight. Therefore, the profits from this initiative will go towards purposes that promote work against football. modern and commercial. , where the love of clubs and sport is central.”

So far, a fake nose has been auctioned online and has been bid for $500.

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