Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s house vandalised by furious Malmo fans who call him ‘Judas’ and throw fermented fish at his door after he announced co-ownership of fierce rivals Hammerby
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic was announced as co-owner of Hammarby on Wednesday
- Ibrahimovic’s house has now been vandalised as Malmo fans retaliate
- The word ‘Judas’ has been sprayed on his door and fish thrown at his doorstep
- The star’s statue outside the Malmo stadium has already been set alight
- The statue has now been fenced off after a toilet seat was attached to the arm
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s home has been vandalised and his statute lit on fire by Malmo fans reacting angrily to the Swede becoming co-owner of rivals Hammarby.
‘Judas’ was spray-painted on the former Barcelona star’s front-door and rotting fish left on the doorstep of his Stockholm home.
The striker began his professional career with Malmo, and a statue of Ibrahimovic sits outside the club’s stadium.
The statue has also been attacked, with fans attaching a toilet seat to the arm and setting it on fire. A fence has now been put around the statue and a team of security guards are keeping watch.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Stockholm home has been vandalised by angry Malmo fans
The Swede has faced backlash from Malmo fans reacting to his investment in rivals Hammarby
Ibrahimovic’s statue outside Malmo’s stadium has already been set on fire and vandalised
The 38-year-old described his investment in the up and coming club as ‘fun and exciting’, but he has subsequently faced an extreme backlash from Malmo supporters.
Malmo chiefs had hoped that the statue would still be respected after Ibrahimovic’s 25 per cent stake in Hammarby was announced on Wednesday morning.
The statue in Stockholm was only unveiled last month, and is located between their new and old grounds, but it has now been defaced after his move to the board of Hammarby.
The figure of the Swedish striker had been defaced in the afternoon before it was set alight
A toilet seat was attached on the arm and a shirt draped over the face of the statue
Ibrahimovic will however not be representing Hammarby on the pitch, as many thought he might when he revealed a video of himself holding up their shirt.
AC Milan, Bologna, and even a return to Manchester United have all been mentioned as possible destinations, but it appears he is focusing on off-field matters for the time being.
On his co-ownership of Hammarby, Ibrahimovic said: ‘Hammarby is a fantastic club with passionate supporters and has great respect in both Stockholm and Sweden.
‘I have always liked the club and the fans, since then I am impressed with what the club has done in recent years, both on and off the pitch.
‘Being able to join and develop Hammarby forward feels both fun and exciting.’
Tape was also stuck to the chest of the figure of the 38-year-old in the afternoon
Ibrahimovic’s stake in Malmo’s rivals Hammarby was announced on Wednesday morning