Zlatan Ibrahimovic explodes against FUT 21: Who told them that they can I use my image?2020-12-07 00:00
The controversy continues to revolve around the FUT franchise, but this time it is not because of the well-known loot boxes or the prohibition of its microtransactions in some country of the world, but it is a much more curious fact.
FUT has the licenses of players and teams as one of its bastions in its gaming experience, as this allows them to have a high level of realism with players who look very similar to what they do in real life, in addition to official stadiums and team kits.
This is one of the reasons why the EA Sports franchise has managed to beat Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer series, as they have taken over the vast majority of licenses from the teams and made that the new instalments of PES look as a simulator far removed from reality, with fake players and teams with deplorable-looking kits.
In FUT mode, many players choose to buy FUT 21 Coins to acquire the best footballers in the game, so losing these licenses could be extremely detrimental to the franchise and its interests.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic does not agree with the current use of the licenses.
Ibrahimovic is one of the most eccentric footballers of today and his statements always have a wide stir for being flashy and free of concealments.
In this case, the AC Milan player expressed his anger through his Twitter account because his FUT image is used without his authorization, clarifying that he will investigate to find out what is happening. Here are his words:
“Who gave FUT EA Sports permission to use my name and face? @FIFPro? I’m not aware to be a member of Fifpro and if I am I was put there without any real knowledge through some weird manoeuvre. And for sure I never allowed @FUTcom or Fifpro to make money using me. Somebody is making a profit on my name and face without any agreement all these years. Time to investigate”.
In the tweet, Ibra recriminated the situation against FIFPro, the soccer players' union worldwide, assuring that he is not part of that organization and that if someone registered him it was without his consent.
Although Zlatan's claim sounds a bit late, this story seems to be just beginning, since his agent Mino Raiola has expressed that up to 300 footballers could join Ibrahimovic in his investigations, so surely this issue will continue to give much to talk about in the next few months.
(Contributed by José D. Villalobos; Edited by Hermes_Fang)