Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc has played down Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s anti-France rant following his side’s defeat at the hands of Girondins de Bordeaux on Sunday.
PSG’s title hopes were dealt a blow when they lost 3-2 to Bordeaux at the Stade Chaban-Delmas on Sunday afternoon.
Following the match, in response to certain decisions made by referee Lionel Jaffredo, Zlatan railed against both the umpire and France, describing the country as s*** according to the Daily Mirror.
As reported by L’Equipe, Blanc has explained away Zlatan’s offensive comments as being due to the player’s annoyance at certain refereeing decisions during the match.
“When you are annoyed…” Blanc began, before being interrupted during the post-match press conference.
“This must also happen to you too,” the coach continued, “to say things like that.
“For for you,” he continued, responding to those in attendance, “there is no microphone or camera.”
Ibrahimovic himself scored twice in the contest, but Bordeaux’s Diego Rolan grabbed a late winner after earlier goals from Lamine Sane and Wahbi Khazri.