Zlatan Ibrahimovic has for the first time spoken about an incident where his statue was vandalized by angry fans.
The incident, which happened early this year, saw an angry mob topple the huge statue of the Swedish, which stood outside his boyhood club Malmo.
The incident happened after the striker invested in Hammarby, a rival club in the Sweden league.
"It's a shame," Ibrahimovic told Dplay.
"They want attention and want the media to write about it - it's at kindergarten level and we're bigger than that."
Adding: "The statue was what it was, but that doesn't mean that my story will be torn down, it will remain forever."
"I played for Malmo and I did what I did for Malmo, even though I was not welcome and was not wanted,"
The former AC Milan, Barcelona, and Manchester United star bought a 25% stake in Hammarby in November 2019, despite having started his career at Malmo.
Zlatan took part in a televised friendly tie on Friday April 24th, 2020, in a match he scored.