RelatedPosts AC Milan coach brushes off Ibrahimovic’s angry reaction to substitution AC Milan produce another fightback to sink Parma AC Milan hit back with three goals in five minutes to floor Juventus Swedish police have stepped in to protect Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s statue from collapsing after fans attempted to saw off the feet as well as placing a rope around the neck.The Swedish star had the bronze sculpture erected in Malmo, where he begun his illustrious career, in a tribute to his impact on Swedish football. The statue had been commissioned by the Swedish FA and was unveiled in early October.But since investing in rival club last month, fans have turned on the hero they idolised for so many years.When news broke of Ibrahimovic’s involvement with Hammarby, a club in which he has purchased a 25 per cent share, Malmo fans have vandalised the statue in a bid to disassociate themselves with the 38-year-old.Malmo fans spray painted the statue before setting it on fire, and placing a toilet seat around one of the arms. Ibrahimovic’s residence in Stockholm was also targeted, with the word “Judas” painted on the property.And now fans have gone a step further in sharing their grievances with the Swede, with attempts made to saw off the statue’s feet, while putting a rope around the neck. Police have since put barriers up to protect against vandalism.The latest sequence of events leaves a sour taste in what was a strong relationship between Zlatan and the Malmo faithful. The striker broke onto the scene with the Swedish club, scoring 16 goals in 40 appearances before joining Ajax, where his career went from strength to strength.Tags: HammarbyZlatan Ibrahimovic
His ten-length victory that year remains a race record. Before his retirement as a jocket in 2000, Swinburn had also rode winners in the Irish Derby, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and the Breeders Cup. The world of racing has been paying tribute to one of the greatest ever flat jockeys. Three-time Epsom Derby winner Walter Swinburn has died at the age of 55. Swinburn first won the Derby as a 19-year old aboard the great Shergar in 1981.