"I'm not Zlatan" .. Ibrahimovic calls on the masses not to challenge the Corona virus

Veteran former Swedish international striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic threw his weight in a campaign to promote respect for social distancing rules and wear masks, calling on fans not to "challenge the virus" in a video published today by the Lombardy region.

Ibrahimovic, who suffered from "Covid-19" weeks ago, which prevented him from participating with his team Milan in his opening matches in the Italian Football League, before returning strongly and scoring three duels in three matches topped the list of scorers in the "Serie A", agreed to participate In the awareness campaign launched by the local authorities in Lombardy.

"The virus challenged and defeated me. But you are not Zlatan, do not challenge the virus. Always respect the rules, distance and mask," Ibrahimovic said in Italian in a video tape from a balcony overlooking Milan, before wearing a mask.

Lombardy President Attilio Fontana confirmed that the idea of ​​choosing Ibrahimovic to conduct the awareness campaign had come to him on the night of the "anger" derby between the city poles: Inter Milan and AC Milan, which was the first match for the 39-year-old veteran after recovering from the Corona virus, and he succeeded in leading his team to victory. He scored a double (2-1).

Like its neighbors, Italy, one of the countries hardest hit by the epidemic, has been experiencing a sharp rise in infection with the virus in recent weeks.

The country has recorded nearly 38,000 deaths, more than 550,000, since the end of February.

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