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Old 03-31-2015, 09:50 AM   #1
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Ibrahimovic rejects a €3-4million deal with Pokerstars

It's been reported in French/Italian/Brazilian sports websites that the PSG striker rejected a Pokerstars deal worth $3/$4m euro. Reason being "he doesn't like Poker".

Below is the only english translation I could find, but a google search and google translator would also find other ones with more details:

"According to the French newspaper ‘Le Parisien’, an international soccer superstar and "Paris Saint-Germain" striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has denied a multi-million euro advertising contract with PokerStars.

The publication notes that a tentative agreement on a contract has already been achieved and the parties had only to sign the relevant papers, but Ibrahimovic changed his mind at the last moment. According to rumors, the contract envisages an annual salary of €3-4 million. It’s noteworthy, that Zlatan is receiving €15 million per year on his contract with PSG.

Currently, Team PokerStars roster includes such famous athletes like Rafael Nadal, Ronaldo, Fatima Moreira de Melo and others."

Source: http://macropoker.com/grouppost/24344

PS. Mods, please merge in case it's already posted here (I couldn't find anything)
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:59 AM   #2
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Re: Ibrahimovic rejects a €3-4million deal with Pokerstars

His father is a Muslim and gambling is banned in that religion. There is debate over if he himself is a practicing Muslim or not (evidence would suggest most likely), I would think he wouldn't like to be seen to be endorsing something that the religion half of his family follow forbids regardless of his own personal beliefs.

Would be surprised if it is true that it actually got to the stage reported.

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Old 03-31-2015, 10:21 AM   #3
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Re: Ibrahimovic rejects a €3-4million deal with Pokerstars

LMAO at the mention of "famous athletes like Rafael Nadal, Ronaldo and Fatima Moreira". I mean, I could understand if this had been posted tomorrow, April 1st.
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:47 AM   #4
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Re: Ibrahimovic rejects a €3-4million deal with Pokerstars

Not sure how they get to "offering a deal" if he doesn't even like poker to begin with. Wouldn't this be the 1st question asked?
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:58 AM   #5
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Re: Ibrahimovic rejects a €3-4million deal with Pokerstars

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Not sure how they get to "offering a deal" if he doesn't even like poker to begin with. Wouldn't this be the 1st question asked?
If someone approached me and started talking about sponsoring me to represent a giant pile of poop for 7 figures, while I don't care for poop, I'd be listening and signing up for round 2 of deal making. He probably discussed it with his family after the initial meeting and decided to decline at that point.
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:31 AM   #6
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Re: Ibrahimovic rejects a €3-4million deal with Pokerstars

A big-name footballer would definitely be an asset. Yeah, Ronaldo was major a few years ago but it's not like people are going to follow him in the same way they would follow Bale, Messi etc.
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:47 AM   #7
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Re: Ibrahimovic rejects a €3-4million deal with Pokerstars

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If someone approached me and started talking about sponsoring me to represent a giant pile of poop for 7 figures, while I don't care for poop, I'd be listening and signing up for round 2 of deal making. He probably discussed it with his family after the initial meeting and decided to decline at that point.
Lol, this is Zlatlan we are talking about. This guy is a straight up boss and doesn't give a f**k. Most likely reason if this is true is that he can't be bothered doing silly commercials for a few million and being the face of something he has no idea about. After all, he's a professional footballer in one of the richest teams in world football, he's earning millions as it is. I doubt he'd be discussing anything with his family either.
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:45 PM   #8
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Re: Ibrahimovic rejects a €3-4million deal with Pokerstars

He's already making 15 mill a year, if he doesnt like poker then it's not that beneficial to him.
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:14 PM   #9
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:12 PM   #10
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Re: Ibrahimovic rejects a €3-4million deal with Pokerstars

He has enough money so he does not need to compromise his morals and views at this point. Class player.
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:30 PM   #11
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Re: Ibrahimovic rejects a €3-4million deal with Pokerstars

Dont know how gambling as a whole is perceived in Europe, but maybe he thought that associating with a gambling site may limit other possible endorsement opportunities with more mainstream products.
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:37 PM   #12
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Re: Ibrahimovic rejects a €3-4million deal with Pokerstars

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He has enough money so he does not need to compromise his morals and views at this point. Class player.
Moral and classiness?? Zlatan is a great player and i love to watch him play the beautifull game and , but the personne is a big time indivudalist and does not respect many peoples beside himself.
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:37 PM   #13
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Re: Ibrahimovic rejects a €3-4million deal with Pokerstars

man a g.

I am zlatan.

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Old 03-31-2015, 04:52 PM   #14
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Re: Ibrahimovic rejects a €3-4million deal with Pokerstars

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Moral and classiness?? Zlatan is a great player and i love to watch him play the beautifull game and , but the personne is a big time indivudalist and does not respect many peoples beside himself.
He's often perceived like that but I think that's actually far from the truth. His character makes a lot of sense if you read his book. Unlike most athletes Zlatan
is brutally honest and like someone previously stated, he doesn't give a **** what people think.


He recently did this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDJjcL9Ya4c
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:24 PM   #15
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There is debate over if he himself is a practicing Muslim or not (evidence would suggest most likely)
lol what?
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