Ibrahimovic at fundraiser: If the virus don't go to Zlatan, Zlatan goes to the virus

AC Milan and Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic is pictured laughing as he answers a question by a reporter in a press conference. (Photo/

"If the virus don't go to Zlatan, Zlatan goes to the virus!" were the words of AC Milan and swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic as he launched a fundraiser to help fight the Covid-19.

The eccentric player has now called on fellow footballers to help "kick this virus away". Ibrahimovic plays in Italy, the country so far worst affected by the pandemic after China and it appears Ibrahimovic has made two 50,000 euro (£46,054) donations to the fundraiser.

"Italy has always given me so much and, in this dramatic moment, I want to give back even more to this country that I love," Ibrahimovic said on Instagram.

"I count on the generosity of my colleagues, of all professional athletes and of those who want to make a small or large donation according to their possibilities, to kick this virus away,"

"Together we can really help hospitals and doctors and nurses who selflessly work every day to save our lives. Because today we are the ones cheering for them!,"

"Let's together kick the coronavirus away and win this match!" Ibrahimovic on Instagram.

An hour after Ibrahimovic's post, the fund had raised 109,652 euros (£100,999).

Other than Ibrahimvic, Manchester United and French midfielder Paul Pogba has also set up a Covid-19 fundraiser.