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05th Apr 2016

Hilarious story shows Zlatan Ibrahimovic was not afraid of Milan hard-man Gennaro Gattuso

Only Zlatan

Darragh Murphy

Not many people are willing to mess with Gennaro Gattuso.

But Zlatan Ibrahimovic has, for years, lived by his own set of rules.

He does what he wants and that’s exactly what he did when former AC Milan team-mate 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.

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

“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.”