They say don’t mess with Zlatan Ibrahimovic - now we know exactly why.
That’s because Paris Saint-Germain teammate Thiago Silva has revealed a brilliant story involving the eccentric Swedish striker.
Silva and Ibrahimovic were also teammates at AC Milan - where this hilarious story takes place.
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Obviously, winding up Ibrahimovic would be seen as foolish. The 34-year-old doesn’t seem like the type of person to enjoy being teased.
But, Gennaro Gattuso decided he’d give it a go. Gattuso, himself, is far from a pushover though, being renowned for his aggressive style of play.
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But there was only one winner when Gattuso and Ibrahimovic clashed.
"The protagonist of this story is Zlatan Ibrahimovic," Brazil international Silva told Sky Deutschland, per Goal.com
"One day, during a training session, Gattuso spent all morning teasing Zlatan. He was provoking him, and Zlatan took it without apparently saying anything. In fact, his revenge would come soon after.”
Silva continued: ”Rino [Gattuso] and Zlatan met again in the dressing room after training, and Ibra lifted the entire weight of his team-mate, flipped him over and threw him in the bin!
"It was crazy, we all started laughing thinking about Gattuso's face. I swear, I couldn't stop laughing for a week!"
While it sounds like the Milan side were too busy messing around, they were also pretty successful on the pitch.
The aforementioned trio helped the side lift the 2011 Serie A title before Silva and Ibrahimovic joined PSG the following year.
Ibrahimovic to leave Silva
However, after six years of being teammates in Italy and France, it seems likely that they will no longer be playing together after this season.
Ibrahimovic’s contract expires at Parc des Princes in the summer and he seems certain to leave the French champions.
And there is likely to be plenty of interest in the forward. Despite being 34-years-old, Ibrahimovic shows no signs of slowing down, having scored 38 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions this season.
He will be hoping to finish his four-year spell at PSG in style. He has already helped his side ease to the league title, while they’re also in the quarter-finals of the Champions League - where they face Manchester City.
Having conquered Sweden, Netherlands, Italy, Spain and France, many have linked Ibrahimovic with a move to England.
However, he appears to have talked himself out of it by claiming he wants a contract worth £600,000 to play in the Premier League.