Former Manchester United and current LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has criticised the Major League Soccer (MLS) board for their decision to suspend him after he decided to skip the MLS All-Star game against Juventus, calling the rule "ridiculous."
The MLS authorities have a rule which states that players who decide to skip the All-Star game must also sit out the next game for their club, a decision which came to haunt the Swede as his side lost 2-1 to Colorado Rapids last Saturday.
The 36-year-old was not impressed with the rule, calling it ridiculous.
"It think it is ridiculous, but yeah, no comments. They do whatever they want. I come from a different world, I come from the real world. It is what it is. I respect in the end, and I'm sorry for my teammates only that I could not help them in the game. But yeah, people are interested in different things. They lose on it, and for me it doesn't matter," Zlatan said as quoted by ESPN.
The striker had revealed fatigue as the reason for pulling out of the All-Star game as he had played in three games in nine days before the showpiece event.
He has been a hit ever since moving to the USA, scoring 15 goals in 17 games so far with Galaxy currently placed fifth in the Western Conference table with 35 points from 23 games.