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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Abandons Driver, Flags Down Milan-Supporting Fan on Motorbike to Take Him to Sanremo Festival

By Amreen
Zlatan abandoned his driver and got a fan to take him to Sanremo Music Festival 2021
Zlatan abandoned his driver and got a fan to take him to Sanremo Music Festival 2021 / Jacopo M. Raule/Getty Images

Zlatan Ibrahimovic ditched his driver in the middle of the motorway after they were stuck for three hours, and hitched a ride with a Milan-supporting fan to make it to an Italian music festival on time.

The Swede revealed that he convinced a fan on a motorbike to take him to the Sanremo festival, 60kms away, after being held up by an accident. He made it there on time, and was seen performing an incredibly awkward duet with Bologna boss, Sinisa Mihajlovic.

"There was an accident on the motorway. After three hours in the car I told my driver to open the door to let me out," the 39-year-old explained. I stopped a motorcyclist and asked him, "can you take me to Sanremo?" Luckily he was a Milan fan. When we got here he told me, "That was my first time on the motorway". I've got the video!"

Ibrahimovic was his regular self as he joked he was sorely missed at Sanremo after missing Wednesday's ceremony and insisted "the festival must come to Zlatan".

"I know you missed me yesterday but I'm back now. I was in Milan yesterday… although you could have come to me! We could have had the festival at mine. Rule number 4: if Zlatan can't go to the festival, the festival must come to Zlatan. There's room in Zlatan's house."

He took part in a rendition of Italian classic 'La Vagabondo' alongside Mihajlovic, only to fluff his words as he laughed off the embarrassing moment. Mihajlovic revealed that the pair had agreed to sing the song together last month, and hilariously claimed that the striker was a "terrible singer".

"The two things I do least well are singing and dancing," he said. "Ibra is also a terrible singer. At least we'll make people laugh."

The 39-year-old is currently sidelined with a thigh injury which will see him sit out of Milan's Europa League clash against his former club Manchester United next week. Stefano Pioli's side are currently second on the Serie A table, six points off rivals, Inter, and four points ahead of defending champions Juventus, who are third.