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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Among Serie A Stars To Wear Red Face Paint To Raise Awareness For Domestic Violence Against Women

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Among Serie A Stars To Wear Red Face Paint To Raise Awareness For Domestic Violence Against Women

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was among the Serie A stars to wear red face paint in Italian top flight fixtures this past weekend.

The gesture was done as part of a campaign to raise awareness for domestic violence against women.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The red stripe is the symbol used for the movement, driven by Italian humanitarian organisation WeWorld Onlus, the players' association and the Lega Serie A - and so players and referees in the top tier had the mark across their cheek in this weekend's fixtures.

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In recent years it's been a regular sight to see Serie A players don the stripe and take a stand, after statements were made in April and November 2018.

The motto of the campaign is "to give violence the red card" - hence the mark across the face of the footballers while they are on the pitch.

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Prior to matches, several players such as Juventus centre-back Matthijs De Ligt and Lazio midfielder Luis Alberto posted pictures of themselves and their other halves both with the red mark - complete with the hashtag 'UnRossoAllaViolenza'.

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Ibrahimovic, with the mark on his cheek, scored an outrageous long-range header as AC Milan beat Napoli 3-1 away from home last night.

This season the 39-year-old specimen of a striker has scored nine goals for the Rossoneri, who are top of the table after eight games.

Topics: Football News, Football, Serie A, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, AC Milan

Josh Lawless
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