Zlatan Ibrahimovic has accused FIFA and EA Sports activities of ripping him off through the use of his title and likeness allegedly with out permission.
The 39-year-old has been a distinguished star within the FIFA online game collection for many years, along with his likeness first showing again in FIFA 04.
However, 17 years later, it seems he has solely simply realised – maybe after shopping for a brand new PS5 console for each certainly one of his AC Milan teammates…
The striker, who has an unbelievable 11 objectives in ten video games this season, claims EA Sports activities are ‘utilizing his title and face with out permission’ and says they’re ‘utilizing’ him to earn a living.
And he took to Twitter to precise his outrage, calling for an investigation into how he’s within the recreation apparently with out his information.
Ibrahimovic tweeted: “Who gave FIFA EA Sport permission to make use of my title and face? @FIFPro?
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“I’m not conscious to be a member of Fifpro and if I’m I used to be put there with none actual information by some bizarre manoeuvre.
“And for certain I by no means allowed @FIFAcom or Fifpro to earn a living utilizing me.
“Anyone is making revenue on my title and face with none settlement all these years.
“Time to research.”
Tottenham star Gareth Bale additionally responded to the controversy, including: “Fascinating… what’s @FIFPro? #TimeToInvestigate.”
FIFPro is the worldwide gamers union… though it appears a few of the high stars within the recreation don’t actually learn about them, or what they do.
Zlatan’s claims are made much more puzzling by his membership’s unique partnership with EA Sports activities, which began this yr.
The Italian giants agreed a take care of the makers of FIFA, starting with FIFA 21 which got here out in October, which has given the sport unique entry to their gamers, kits, coaching grounds and the San Siro Stadium.
Apparently the veteran striker wasn’t consulted…
Nevertheless, one cheeky fan informed Zlatan to ‘relax’ and to not fear, claiming no one desires him on this yr’s recreation on account of his poor stats!
EA typically are available in for criticism over their inaccurate participant stats when the brand new recreation is realised yearly, and it seems they’ve acquired this one fallacious, with Zlatan nonetheless banging within the objectives in Serie A.
Actually, his agent Mino Raiola haw claimed Ibrahimovic can play on the highest degree till he’s 50 years outdated.