You’re a big deal when someone buys your potential internet home and offers to sell it to you. You’re an even bigger deal when that person won’t accept money in exchange for a web presence that is rightfully yours. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is learning this valuable life lesson in France.
When the incomparable soccer star joined Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) last summer, an enterprising cybersquatter bought the “Zlatan.fr” domain name.
On New Year’s Day, the squatter penned an open letter to the Ibrahimovic offering to relinquish the domain name if he meets one of 12 “challenges.”
The anonymous squatter opens the hilarious note by reminding Ibrahimovic that he’s a big PSG fan and that what follows is a gesture of goodwill.
“By the way, as you can see, I didn’t put any commercial link on that website … you can admit that I am a nice buddy. I could have made a fortune with such a domain name !” the English-language translation of the Zlatan.fr letter reads.
“So now, I give you the opportuni