The presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in a restaurant in Milan on Sunday, revealed on Monday, caused controversy in Italy. The Swedish entourage ensures that it was only a “working meeting”.
A photo of Zlatan Ibrahimovic seated in a restaurant in Milan, supposed to be unable to accommodate guests under anti-Covid restrictions, sparked a controversy on Monday, even if the star’s entourage assured that it was a “work meeting” and not a lunch.
In this photo released by the Fanpage.it site, the star striker of AC Milan is installed with other people, without a mask, around a table where a few glasses are placed. According to the site, the photo was taken at noon on Sunday when restaurants across Italy are currently only allowed to sell “take out”.
A “work meeting” according to Zlatan’s entourage
The owner of the Milan establishment, contacted by the site, however assured that no one had lunch. “It was a thing between friends, we are friends and from time to time we see each other at my house when it is not at other friends’,” he said.
Faced with the controversy aroused on social networks, the player’s entourage clarified that it was a “work meeting”. “It was a private meeting, with a small number of people,” this source told AFP on condition of anonymity.
Ibrahimovic, himself affected by the Covid-19 in September, had this fall promoted respect for the rules of distancing and the wearing of a mask, in a video broadcast by the Lombardy region.