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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Has Henrik Larsson's Back After Disgraceful Scenes In Sweden

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Has Henrik Larsson's Back After Disgraceful Scenes In Sweden
By Mikey Traynor Updated

One of the uglier clips to emerge from last weekend was the footage from Sweden that saw Henrik Larsson and his son Jordan confronted by Helsingborg 'supporters' after the club were relegated from the top tier of Swedish football.

Jordan Larsson had scored with roughly 10 minutes remaining in the game to send the home fans wild, but a late concession saw Henrik's side face the drop and this was enough for a number of cowards with their faces covered to enter the pitch and remove the jersey from the young striker's back, determining him not fit to wear the shirt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-cVsTVGytQ

Henrik Larsson spoke to The Guardian shortly after the incident and played it down, claiming that he did not think they would attack his son.

I didn’t see that they attacked Jordan but if I had, I would have gone in there towards him. I was not going to run from there. If they turn on me, they turn on me. I had been beaten.

It seems that Henrik missed one of the so-called fans punching Jordan in the head while another thug was removing his jersey (because real hard men take cheap shots), but regardless, both Larssons kept their cool in impressive fashion.

One man who you have to believe would not have kept his cool in a similar situation is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and he condemned the acts of the Helsingborg hooligans while speaking to the Daily Record.

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Henrik has me behind him, so he doesn’t have to worry. I have spoken to him and my first question was where was the security?

It should never have been allowed to happen at this level. Where the people who were supposed to prevent this? Football brings people together. Whoever you are, you are welcome.

But the people who were on the field should never have been there. If they want to fight, go into a ring and fight one on one there, no problem.

Worryingly, the club itself took to twitter to praise their "fantastic" supporters after the match.

So the question that Ibrahimovic rightly asked in the wake of what should have been utterly embarrassing scenes for the club remains.. Where were the security?

Comically, it appears as though they were employed in much larger numbers on the other side of the pitch to prevent the away fans from causing trouble, allowing the muppets who allign with the home side to accost the players.

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