Zlatan Ibrahimovic calls for investigation into FIFA 21 after EA Sports ‘use his name and face without permission’



Posted Tuesday, November 24, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk

ZLATAN IBRAHMOVIC has called for an investigation into FIFA 21, alleging EA Sports ‘used his name and face without permission’.

The AC Milan superstar, 39, took to Twitter tonight to question why his likeness is being used in the popular video game.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic calls for investigation into FIFA 21 after EA Sports ‘use his name and face without permission’
Ibra and the rest of his AC Milan teammates are playable characters on FIFA 21

FIFA games are released each year, with the latest instalment coming out on October 5.

But the Swede is more concerned with knowing how his name and face worked their way into EA Sports’ systems.

Ibrahimovic tweeted: “Who gave FIFA EA Sport permission to use my name and face? @FIFPro?

“I’m not aware to be a member of Fifpro and if I am I was put there without any real knowledge through some weird manoeuvre.

“And for sure I never allowed @FIFAcom or Fifpro to make money using me.

“Somebody is making profit on my name and face without any agreement all these years.

“Time to investigate.”

Gareth Bale weighed in on the debate, adding: “Interesting... what is @FIFPro? #TimeToInvestigate.”

Fifpro, the global players union, included Ibrahimovic in their World XI in 2013 and he collected his award at the Ballon d’Or ceremony the following year.

While Bale has his own FIFA Esports team.

AC Milan agreed an exclusive multi-year partnership with EA Sports this year, beginning with FIFA 21, giving the franchise access to players, kits, training grounds and the San Siro stadium.

Ibrahimovic’s tweets come just days after he gifted AC Milan team-mates a new PlayStation 5 video games console.

Ibra then inspired them to a 3-1 win against Napoli on Sunday, scoring two goals including a fabulous long-range header.

Agent Mino Raiola says Ibrahimovic can play at the highest level until he’s 50 years old - and even then will need to be taken away on a stretcher.

However, Ibrahimovic dashed hopes of a return to the international stage by admitting a teasing Instagram post earlier this month was just a wind-up.



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