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05th Apr 2016

Hilarious story shows how unafraid Zlatan Ibrahimovic was of hard-man Gennaro Gattuso

Only Zlatan

Darragh Murphy

Not many people are willing to mess with Gennaro Gattuso.

But then again, not many people are anything like Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Ibrahimovic has, for years, lived by his own set of rules and doesn’t abide by normal social practices.

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He, essentially, does what he wants and that’s exactly what he did when former AC Milan teammate Gattuso repeatedly had a go at him during a training session.

PSG defender Thiago Silva, who was also at AC Milan at the time, tells a story about how the self-assured Swede got his own back on Gattuso when the pair returned to the dressing room.

“The protagonist of this story is Zlatan Ibrahimovic,” Silva told Sky Deutschland.

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“One day, during a training session, Gattuso spent all morning teasing Zlatan. He was provoking him, and Zlatan took it without apparently saying anything. In fact his revenge would come soon after.

“Rino [Gattuso] and Zlatan met again in the dressing room after training, and Ibra lifted the entire weight of his team-mate, flipped him over and threw him in the bin!

“It was crazy, we all started laughing thinking about Gattuso’s face. I swear, I couldn’t stop laughing for a week!”

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