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Ibrahimovic hitchhiked a motorcycle to attend Sanremo music festival

Fri 05 March 2021 | 20:26

AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has clarified how he hitched a ride on a stranger's bike to go to the Sanremo Music Festival.

The 39-year-old has attended the incredible festival this week, yet he almost missed his appearance on Thursday because of traffic. 

Be that as it may, the striker got a ride for the last 60 kilometers of his excursion, causing it to Sanremo on schedule to sing a duette with Bologna head coach

Sinisa Mihajlovic

At a press conference on Friday, Ibrahimovic explained about the traffic on the road to the music festival and the motorcycle ride. 

"After three hours in the car, I told my driver to open the door to let me out," Ibrahimovic recalled. "I stopped a motorcyclist and asked him, 'Can you take me to Sanremo?'

"I know, it seems incredible. I made the video because otherwise no one would have believed me.

"Did I take a risk? Maybe yes, but I'm not afraid to take risks and I couldn't do anything else to get there in time.

"Only two people witnessed the scene, the driver and a friend. They gave me a GPS to locate me, in case the motorcyclist had taken me who knows where."

Speaking to 

Radio Monte Carlo

 the motorcyclist, whose name was Franco, said he is an AC Milan fan and couldn't believe who stepped out of the van to ask for a ride.

"I was returning home and, while I was stopped in traffic, I saw this black van," he said. "There were two people and one looked like Ibrahimovic. And then I said: 'This is Ibra!'

"At that point the driver lowered the window and told me: 'Ibra asks if you can take him to Sanremo.' 'Of course, I will take him! No problem.'

"I had a helmet under the saddle. I called my wife and told her that I would accompany Ibrahimovic to Sanremo. She didn't believe me.

"I am a Sunday biker and I had never taken the motorway on the motorbike. He wanted to drive himself, but I said to him: 'No Ibra, I'm driving'.

"I'm also an AC Milan fan. He told me that he will send me his jersey."

The Sweedish striker has been in great form for Milan this term, scoring 16 goals in 21 games in all rivalries. 

Be that as it may, he is presently sidelined with a thigh muscle injury he endured during a weekend ago's

Serie A

face-off against Roma. 

Ibrahimovic has effectively been precluded for the first leg of his side's last-16

Europa League

clash against his former club Manchester United on Thursday, also doubtful for the second leg seven days after the fact.

 

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