Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 2/28/13

SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 07: Zlatan Ibrahimovic of FC Barcelona looks on during a practice session at the Keezar Stadium on August 7, 2009 in San Francisco, California. FC Bracelona will play a friendly soccer match against Chivas De Guadalajara on August 8, 2009, at the Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
For those of you who don’t know who these two players are a little introduction is in order. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a world class soccer player from Sweden with a massive ego who speaks in the third person when referring to himself but it’s overlooked because he scores amazing goals. Joey Barton on the other hand is a world class troll from England with substantial talent, but whose act grew weary in his native land so he now plies his trade in France. Barton embraces controversy, a master agitator comparable to a Kevin Garnett or Sean Avery, so he has no qualms about using questionable tactics in order to get an opposing player off his game. So on Wednesday in a game between Barton’s Marseille and Ibrahimovic’s PSG, Barton made a gesture towards Ibrahimovic implying that he had a huge schnoz but Zlatan just laughed it off and scored two goals. Nice try Joey.
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