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Zlatan must go - French minister

2015-03-16 12:22
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Supplied)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Supplied)

Paris - Calls mounted Monday for action against Paris Saint-Germain's temperamental star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic over comments he made about his host country which one French minister called "insulting".

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Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen said that Ibrahimovic, who apologised within hours of his outburst after Paris lost 3-2 at Bordeaux, should leave France

"Those who consider that France is a shit country can leave it," Le Pen told the France Info radio station.

Jerome Guedj, a leading Socialist party politician, called the remarks "unacceptable". "Let him play football and shut up, or at least be respectful of this country, the football supporters who were also insulted."

Ibrahimovic, who has just returned from one two match suspension and will be suspended for the Champions league quarter final for his sending off last week is likely to face sanctions from the French league.

Sloppy defending inflicted the defeat which left Paris two points behind leaders Lyon and two ahead of third place Marseille.

Ibrahimovic had equalised twice for Laurent Blanc's side, who remain in the hunt for four trophies, but Diego Rolan popped up in the 89th minute to steer the ball home when the central defence collapsed.

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