Zlatan Ibrahimovic Angers Activists After Hunting Down Moose

Updated: 01 January 2015 14:00 IST

According to Swedish newspaper Expressen, Ibrahimovic, 33, returned to his homeland for Christmas when he's alleged to have gone on a hunting trip during which he shot dead a 500kg moose.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Angers Activists After Hunting Down Moose
File photo of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. © AFP

Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has reportedly shot dead a moose while enjoying a mid-season break away from Paris, which sparked outrage amongst animal rights groups.

According to Swedish newspaper Expressen, Ibrahimovic, 33, returned to his homeland for Christmas when he's alleged to have gone on a hunting trip during which he shot dead a 500kg moose, reports Xinhua.

According to the paper, the Swedish star killed the animal with "one shot through its heart" and is "very happy" with his trophy.

Earlier this year, the PSG player, known as a hunting enthusiast, even appeared in a Volvo advertisement in which he points a gun at a moose.

The claims that the advert became a reality has led to anger from animal rights activists. "It is problematic," Expressen quoted Camilla Bjorkbom of Sweden's Animal Rights' Union as saying. "It is always problematic when famous people do things like that, because then it looks like they support this type of activities."

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