Zlatan Ibrahimović’s Hilarious Response After Complaining About VAR Decision In LA Galaxy Match

Zlatan Ibrahimović once again placed the limelight on himself for his witty response after the LA Galaxy match against Houston Dynamo.

The 37-year-old Swedish striker opened the scoring for his side at the Dignity Health Sports Park when he fired in a penalty in the first half, only for Alberth Elis to equalise from the spot kick when VAR was called into action.

While the Californian-based MLS side emerged victorious thanks to a late winner from Diego Polenta, the former Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan star touched on the incident after the match.

"Last time we spoke about VAR, the referee can make a mistake, but the guy upstairs or wherever he is watching the replay... They also showed it while we were looking and you could see it was outside," he said (via news.com.au).

"I don't want to complain too much about it, but either he drinks coffee while it's happening or he enjoyed the game too much.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"He didn't even go out and watch it -- the referee. I don't know if it's an ego thing when they whistle for something they don't want to go against their call, but they need to drop it in that situation."

But as we're talking about Zlatan here, he wasn't done there.

Speaking to reporters, the former Sweden international realised that he could face punishment for his comments, but he decided to throw some more fuel on the fire with a hilarious remark.

"I don't want to be too critical or something because the MLS will punish me but I am MLS so don't worry about it," he said.

What did you make of Ibrahimović's response?

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Featured Image Credit: PA

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