Zlatan Ibrahimovic - pensive - LA Galaxy - 2019

A statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Sweden has been vandalized.


The statue of the iconic striker that was placed outside of the home stadium of Malmo, Ibrahimovic's first and hometown club, has now reportedly had its nose cut off, according to a Monday report from BBC

Ibrahimovic kicked off his legendary career at Malmo, where he played from 1999-2001, but his reputation with the fan base has clearly deteriorated and taken a hostile turn.

This is the latest instance of vandals getting to the statue since its Oct. 9 unveiling. It was notably defaced in elaborate fashion on Nov. 27, shortly after it was announced that Ibrahimovic had bought shares in Malmo's rival club Hammarby.

In that incident, the perpetrators sprayed the statue with paint, set it on fire and put a toilet seat over its arm.

Ibrahimovic, 38, is currently on the hunt for a new club following his stint in MLS with the LA Galaxy that saw him score 52 goals in 56 games.