Taking Sides In Zlatan Vs. LeBron Feud; Barcelona Election Preview | NESN Soccer Podcast Ep. 109

Should athletes stick to sports?

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Mar 4, 2021

The war of words between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and LeBron James shows no signs of abetting.

To bring you up to speed: the soccer superstar criticized his NBA counterpart and other celebrities for speaking and acting politically. Predictably LeBron dismissed criticism from Zlatan, prompting Ibrahimovic to double down on his stance.

On this week’s episode of the “NESN Soccer Podcast,” Marc DiBenedetto and Marcus Kwesi O’Mard unpack the Zlatan-LeBron feud. Next O’Mard and DiBenedetto preview Sunday’s Barcelona election, which comes amid the club’s financial crisis.

Should athletes stick to sports, or is it okay for them to speak and act politically? We want to hear your thoughts. Subscribe and leave a review on iTunes or Spotify, and follow the latest from the “NESN Soccer Podcast.”

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Thumbnail photo via Ex-MLS forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (9) talks with MLS midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (31) during training for the 2019 MLS All Star Game at Exploria Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
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