Zlatan Ibrahimovic, based on current form, could stake a strong claim to being the best soccer player in the world. The Swede also happens to be the biggest jerk in the game and there’s no argument on that front. Ibrahimovic is one step above cartoon villain, with a black top hat and wispy mustache at this point in his career.
And speaking of mustaches, during Tuesday’s PSG/Anderlecht Champions League match in Paris, Ibrahimovic took time to insult the facial hair of U.S. international Sacha Kljestan. That’s taking the bad guy routine a step too far!
“After a perfectly normal challenge, Ibra turned to me and provoked me, making a joke about my moustache, saying: ‘That really is terrible,’” a smiling Kljestan told Het Nieuwsblad. “I responded by saying that he should think about his nose.”
Ibrahimovic is way off base here. Kljestan’s mustache game is strong. That’s a solid cookie duster on his upper lip, worthy of an Old West Saloon or any Major League dugout circa 1985, hell Lou Brown would be impressed. Credit Kljestan, too, for taking a shot at Ibrahimovic’s nose.
Kljestan, American’s foremost soccer hipster, is also married to former Victoria’s Secret model Jamie Lee Darley. I think he’s doing okay for himself, Zlatan.