When Zlatan Ibrahimovic took off his shirt off just a couple minutes into Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 game with Caen on Saturday, he got more than a yellow card — he got people talking about world hunger.
When Ibrahimovic’s jeresey came off, the Swedish striker revealed temporary tattoos of 50 names — the names of starving people — on his chest
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Ibrahimovic announced on Sunday at the Parc des Princes that he is collaborating with the United Nations World Food Programme. The charity comes to the aid of 80 million people in 75 countries each year. In total, it’s estimated that 805 million people are suffering from a lack of food in the world, and unfortunately many of them children. You can learn more about Ibrahimovic teaming up with the World Food Programme at wfp.org.
“On Saturday against Caen, when I took my shirt off, everyone was asking what all the new tattoos were,” Zlatan Ibrahimovic explained on the PSG website. “I had 50 names temporarily tattooed on my body. They are the names of real people who are suffering from hunger around the world. The tattoos have gone, but the people are still out there. There are 805 million people who are suffering from hunger around the world. I want you to see them, via me, to help the World Food Programme. This is the first time I have publicly engaged with a charity. If we can reach out to the world leaders, I am sure that together, we can solve the problem of hunger throughout the world.”