Since joining Milan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has physically attacked a number of his teammates. First there was Rodney Strasser, then Robinho, Oguchi Onyewu and, most recently, Antonio Cassano. Not to mention international teammate Christian Wilhelmsson. So to be a teammate of his AND publicly say something about him that he might not appreciate, you pretty much have to be looking for a fight. Which is why Rino Gattuso did just that.
Ibrahimovic helped Milan to win the Scudetto last season with 14 goals, but Gattuso claims that a player of his class should be getting at least twice that number.
"Someone like Ibra in Italy should score 30 goals a season," Gattuso told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "For a player of his quality, he scores too little."
Oh snap! (Coincidentally, that's also the sound you hear when Zlatan kicks someone.)
It looks like Gattuso's tiff with Joe Jordan last season was just a warm-up for the headbutts v martial arts kicks fight to the death he's trying to start with Ibra. Antonio Cassano might want to start wearing a helmet.
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic