Tottenham star pledges his support for Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s FIFA image rights investigation

Tottenham winger Gareth Bale has backed Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s investigation into FIFA using his image rights without permission.

However, the Swede’s case is becoming undone before his eyes.

Ibrahimovic took to Twitter to send out a serious of tweets questioning where FIFA and EA Sports got permission from to use his face and name in the game. He suggested this has been going on for ‘years’.

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In wake of Zlatan sending out the tweets, his campaign gained another supporter – Tottenham winger Gareth Bale. The Welshman sent out the below, suggesting that he was backing Ibrahimovic in his investigation.

The problem is, while we are ignorant to the actual details and legalities involved here, Ibrahimovic was clearly aware prior to today that he was being included in FIFA. In fact, he seemed delighted with it.

And let’s not forget that Bale himself was on the front cover of the game, just a few years ago, so you’d assume that he was pretty clued in when it came to his image rights being used by FIFA.

It’s all very bizarre – and it’s not clear where it’s come from.

If said ‘investigation’ does go ahead and a case is built, it will be down to the parties’ respective legal teams to figure out who’s right or wrong in this instance.

For now, enjoy playing with Ibrahimovic and Bale on FIFA 21, because you never know, they might not be on there for long!

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