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Ibrahimovic on EA: They don't own me, but they do owe me!

Published: 17:28, 25 November 2020
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The newest troublemaker in town

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's feud with EA Sports doesn't seem to be cooling down as the famous footballer took to Facebook to post EA's earnings with FIFA games, insisting they owe him.

He first started talking about it on Twitter, where he was joined by Gareth Bale, but now he's moved to Facebook, where he wrote, "EA SPORTS, FIFPRO and FIFA do not OWN me. But I believe they OWE me. About time me and my fellow players get some explanations of what is going on."

The renowned journeyman striker appears pretty serious in his demands, although it's strange hearing about something as major as this being resolved after decades of the game's existence. Then again, Ibrahimovic wouldn't be causing a ruckus with EA over nothing.

Following our initial report on Ibra and Bale potentially being pulled from FIFA 21, we received the following statement from EA.

"EA SPORTS FIFA is the world's leading football video game, and to create an authentic experience year after year we work with numerous leagues, teams and individual talent to secure the rights of player likeness to include in our game. One of those is a long-standing relationship with the global representative of professional football players, FIFPro, who partner with a number of licensors to negotiate deals that benefit the players and their unions", they wrote. 

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Unfortunately, it seems that Ibrahimovic doesn't consider FIFPro to be representing him properly, or if we were going by the tone of the Facebook post - at all. We suppose that we'll be hearing much more about FIFA's rights and likenesses soon, and with more high-profile players turning their heads towards FIFA, it'll certainly be interesting. 

You can find Ibra's post here .

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