Nigerian-born footballer, Nedum Onuoha has rejected Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s apology after they clashed during an MLS game between Real Salt Lake and LA Galaxy on Sunday, April 28, 2019.
The duo was involved in some heated exchanges in the game during which the former Manchester City man alleged he was threatened by the Swedish striker after receiving a yellow card.
Trouble started when Zlatan dragged the defender down after his stray arm had initially caught him.
It was, however gathered that after the match, the players continued the argument in the changing room where Onuoha later confirmed he wasn’t willing to make amends with the Swedish forward.
Speaking with Journalists, Onuoha said; “He came in to apologise after the game because from 60 minutes in, he’s saying to me he’s going to hurt me for that game.
“And this is the guy who’s the face of MLS, as he calls himself, but this is the way he plays on the field.
“So I don’t care. Someone comes in and tries to do that to me, you don’t say that on the field. I don’t care. I’m not going to accept his apology/ it’s unacceptable,” he added.
Also speaking with Journalists, Ibrahimovic who had a little regrets of the alteration said Onuoha’s behavior helped him perform better in the game.
“I like to feel alive. I like when it becomes duels and that because sometimes, not that I fall asleep, but I don’t feel alive if they don’t activate me.
“When I get angry, I feel good.”