Zlatan’s loss of his brother is a tremendous loss. Anyone who has lost someone close to them can vouch for how painful it is to lose someone you care about. It’s no secret I am a fan of Zlatan. I always will be. He is one (okay well, the second one) player that made me think football was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen a human being do. I was saddened to hear about the loss of his brother, but I am even more saddened that people are taking that as they adore him so it’s okay to take photographs of him during a very private moment and blast them all over the internet - tumblr included.
I realize that he is a public figure, but it is, in my opinion, very insensitive and tasteless to do something so invasive to a person during a very private time. He didn’t invite anyone to the funeral. It was a very private moment for him and his family and it seems like such a jerk move to find a photo op in a moment of such sadness for him and his family. I love Zlatan, that goes without saying. I think he’s a brilliant mind and a brilliant footballer. As much as I love him, I have even more respect for him and that is why you will not see me posting or re-blogging anything that relates to the funeral/burial of his brother. I will likely unfollow anyone that shares the photos as well because as much as it’s a jerk move to photograph, it’s an ever bigger jerk move to help spread these images - this is all just my opinion. I will not be acknowledging anything to do with these photos outside of this post. Even if that leaves me with following two people.
My condolences go out to him and his family during a very difficult time that will no doubt be made even more difficult due to the press. Loss of a family member, unexpected or not, is such a difficult thing to deal with in private, let alone when you are in the public eye all the time. People should show a little class and let him and everyone else - public figures or not - mourn in peace as it is a most difficult situation to begin with.