Zlatan Ibrahimovic met Pope Francis this Tuesday in the Vatican. The two men exchanged gifts, did not slip with humor by the player of AC Milan.
“I’m doing a bit of magic on the pitch with this one …” On Tuesday, AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic met Pope Francis at the Vatican. A short interview during which the two men were able to exchange a few words and a few gifts.
An exchange of books … and swimsuits
After the usual greetings, the Swedish striker turned to the Pope and said: “I mentioned something for you and wanted to give it to you personally”. Zlatan then gave him a copy of his latest book ‘Adrenalina, my ignored stories’, released on December 2nd. Then he added: “This is part of my story, it contains the description of my life and a little message.”
In return, the Pope offered him one of his many letters, this one addressed directly to high-level athletes entitled: ‘Lo sport secondo’. A text that evokes the pontifical reflections on sport and athletes, where he makes the link between physical performance and the work of the mind.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic then gave him another gift: an AC Milan shirt flocked with the number 11. Handing him over, he asked the Pope: “Do you like Milan? I do a little magic on the pitch with this one. … “The striker notably allowed AC Milan tohang the draw against Udinese 1-1 on Saturday, by registering a sublime but in the 92nd.
On social networks, the Swedish general then met the meeting with a photo. Adding as a caption: “Peace and love”.