Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been forced to apologise to angry fans on Facebook after being recorded calling France a ‘s*** country’, the Daily Mirror reports.
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The Swede was furious after a series of decisions from the referee in his side’s 3-2 weekend defeat to Bordeaux which he deemed to be unfair.
“Played 15 years I’ve never seen a [good] referee in this s*** country,” he is quoted as saying.
“They don’t even deserve PSG in this country.”
The 33-year-old later apologised, saying he was criticising French football rather than the country itself.
“Regarding my comments after tonights game; they were not against France or the French people,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
“I spoke about football. I lost the game, I accept that, but I can’t accept when the referee doesn’t follow the rules. It s not the first time, and I’m sick of it.
“My sincere apologies if anyone was offended, or took it the wrong way.”