AC Milan icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic is running a Covid-19 security campaign in Italy a month after testing positive for the virus.
Ibrahimovic appeared in the campaign by local authorities in the Lombardy region where the giant Swedish striker lives.
In a video posted on Instagram, the Swede can be seen on a building with a view of the region before telling the camera: “The virus challenged me and I won. But you are not a zlatan, do not challenge the virus. Use your head, respect the rules. Social distancing and masks always. We will win.”
The striker then wears a mask.
Ibrahimovic also reminded his 45 million followers to “always wear a mask, keep your distance and protect the people around you” in the caption.
The 39-year-old announced on September 24th that he had tested positive for the coronavirus in his inimitable style and wrote: “I tested negative for Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms. Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea.”
I tested negative for Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms whatever. Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea
– Zlatan Ibrahimovic (@Ibra_official), September 24, 2020
His positive test resulted in him missing four games for Milan – two Serie A games and two UEFA Europa League qualifiers.
Even so, the veteran has continued to show great form throughout this campaign, scoring seven goals in the five games he has played.
That includes a brace in all three league games, one of which scored a 2-1 win over bitter rivals Inter Milan.
Italy has reported 590,000 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, with nearly 38,000 deaths.
Lombardy is hardest hit with 205,000 cases and 17,000 deaths from the region.
Also on rt.com
“I like soccer more than MMA!” Khabib speaks of admiration for Ronaldo and reveals that he is in contact with Zlatan