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Zlatan Ibrahimović Questions EA’s Right to Use His Name & Face in FIFA

The 39 year old took to Twitter Monday night to voice his frustration with EA Sports and FIFPro. Zlatan is unhappy with FIFA creators and claims that someone has been making profit on his name and face for years without his knowledge.

Never shy of the spotlight, AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimović has recently launched an attack on FIFA 21. In a series of tweets, Zlatan called out game developers EA Sports and Word Players' Union FIFPro.

He's claiming he never agreed to be included in EA Sports' title, or to membership of FIFPro's Union. Ibrahimović went a step further saying, "Somebody is making profit on my name and face without any agreement all these years."

It's clear that Zlatan is unhappy with FIFA, and the legendary Swedish striker believes that it's time to investigate.

FIFPro World Players' Union

The World Players' Union is made up of 63 national players associations. FIFPro acts as the worldwide representative organization for over 65,000 professional footballers.

Zlatan's inclusion of FIFPro in his tweets suggests he thinks they're responsible for enabling EA Sports. Adding that if he is in fact a member of FIFPro, it's not by his own doing.

However, records indicate this is somewhat of a questionable claim. Zlatan was included in the FIFPro World XI all the way back in 2013.

Though his claims are bold, he's not alone in challenging the EA Sports and FIFPro circumstances.

Players Taking Notice of Zlatan's FIFPro Call-Outs

Tottenham forward and world superstar Gareth Bale chimed in on twitter, emboldening Zlatan's stance. He responded to Zlatan's tweets questioning FIFPro, using the hashtag #TimeToInvestigate.

Like Zlatan, Bale has also been included in the FIFPro World XI on numerous occasions. Further raising questions of potential misleadings by the Players' Union.

Football correspondent for The Independent, David Ornstein joined in as well. Ornstein tweeted a link to his article that hundreds of pro footballers in the UK have signed up for a lawsuit over the use of performance/tracking data.

EA Sports FIFA and Major World Football Clubs

Earlier this year, both AC Milan and Inter signed exclusive rights deals with EA Sports. The agreement gives EA Sports access to players, kits, training grounds and stadiums, in return for featuring the clubs prominently in FIFA 21.

While enjoying success in Milan, EA Sports was not greeted with open arms in Turin.

Last year, Italian giants Juventus made waves when they announced an exclusive rights deal with game developer Konami. The agreement meant that Juventus' club image and likeness could not appear in EA Sports FIFA titles.

It will be interesting to see how the accusations and potential legal action play out. Be sure to keep our FIFA page bookmarked as we'll keep you up to date with the latest-breaking information.

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