Zlatan Ibrahimovic has pushed his teammate while setting the freekick wall.
The Los Angeles derby produced yet another classic game. The game ended 3-3, with countless dramas as Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice, whilst the league’s top scorer Carlos Vela bagged the equalizer in the second half.
The LA Galaxy talisman Zlatan opened the scoring in the 2nd minute, but his goal was wiped out within ten minutes after Latif Blessing found the back of the net to see the score level pegging. Even though the Swedish superstar and new signing Christian Pavon scored within two minutes to lead by two goals, Los Angeles FC equalized through Latif Blessing and Carlos Vela to wrap up a thrilling contest.
However, a particular moment in the second half drew the fans attention. The 37-year-old was booked for giving away a free-kick in the 84th minute.
When the whole team was organizing for the free-kick, the former Manchester United striker pushed his teammate Sebastian Lletget to man-mark his opponent instead.
He duly obliged and it typically got a lot of people talking on social media.
ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC PUSHES HIS TEAMMATE WHILE SETTING THE FREEKICK WALL
Watch the video of Zlatan Ibrahimovic pushing his own teammate while setting the freekick wall.
— Eddie Robinson (@eddie_robinson2) August 26, 2019
Zlatan picks whoever he want to be part of his wall 😂🤣 pic.twitter.com/trr0qXamzF
— xcoubar (@xcoubar) August 26, 2019
Following the game, Zlatan made his feelings known about the referee by criticising him.
He said: He needs to go back to the drawing board and learn basics because the way he talks, the way he does things, there’s no connecting him to the game. He felt the fans were here for him tonight, so he made it a game for himself. A game like that cannot be decided by the referee. The teams need to decide the game. This referee, I remember him from Portland when he said something stupid to me. Today he said something stupid to me. He needs to, I don’t know, he needs to go back to the guy in charge…and do basic stuff. This is me, I’m being honest. I get fouled, the guy says nothing. “A little push.” After that, it influences my game. I cannot play free, I cannot play 100 percent, because every time I touch somebody, it’s like I’m sending them to the cemetery.”