Nedum Onuoha Rejects Ibrahimovic’s Apology After Feisty MLS Clash

Nedum Onuoha Rejects Ibrahimovic’s Apology After Feisty MLS Clash

See why Nedu Onuoha rejected Ibrahimovic’s Apology after they had a scuffle on the field

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

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 over the weekend.

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.

Trouble started when Zlatan dragged the defender down after his stray arm had initially caught him.

Nedum took exception to the challenge and stood up to the giant hitman and a face-off ensued after which, the Swede was shown a yellow card.

The 37-year-old would later have the last laugh after he scored a 78th-minute winner before aggressively celebrating in Onuoha’s face.

Ibrahimovic, however, tried to defuse tensions by offering a dressing room apology after the final whistle but Onouha was having none of it.

“He came in to apologize after the game because from 60 minutes in he’s saying he’s going to do me, he’s going to hurt me for that game,” Onuoha told reporters after the match.

“This is a guy who is the face of MLS, as he calls himself, but this is the way that he plays on the field? So I don’t care. If someone comes in and says that to me, I don’t care. I’m not going to accept his apology. It’s unacceptable.”

Ibrahimovic who has found the back of the net 8 times in 7 appearances in the MLS this year tried to downplay the incident in his post-match interview.

“What happens on the field stays on the field, ” the ex-Inter and Milan man said.

"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.

“They need to activate me or else it becomes too easy. When I get angry I feel good."

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