Thu Nov 11 03:54pm EST
The timing on this really couldn't be more perfect. Or hilarious.
A day after he tried to kick a ball out of Robinho's shirt during a goal celebration, a week after he got in a training ground fight with Oguchi Onyewu, and two months after he kicked teammate Rodney Strasser in the back for seemingly no reason whatsoever, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been given an honorary black belt in Taekwondo in Italy.
Of course, this honor actually has nothing to do with any of those incidents. Zlatan first earned a black belt in Taekwondo when he was 17. But if anyone were to get a black belt for attacking teammates, it would certainly be Ibra.
Video of his Robinho kick right this way...