Anyone who thinks they can tell Zlatan Ibrahimovic what to do is deluded indeed, although referees would perhaps expect to command at least a modicum of respect from the mercurial Paris Saint-Germain striker.
Ibrahimovic rarely seems to be in an emotional state less than irritable, and it was no different on Friday night as PSG were able to secure a narrow victory Ligue 1 victory over Rennes at the Parc des Princes.
The Swede required a talking to from the referee during the first-half of the encounter but was not prepared to heed the request of the match official, who beckoned him over for the advisory chat.
It’s not as though Ibrahimovic would have struggled to spot the ref, who was clad head-to-toe in fluorescent yellow, yet he was not prepared to be anything other than stationary, resulting in the man in charge having to concede defeat.
It was typical Zlatan and he did well to escape a caution for what could have been deemed dissent. A less lenient ref might have seen things differently.
PSG, meanwhile, won by a solitary goal - a fine team effort rounded off by Ezequiel Lavezzi - and move one point behind leaders Lyon, who have the opportunity to extend their lead when they meet Monaco on Sunday.