Fan offers bribe to be Zlatan’s mascot
MOSCOW: A mystery fan offered Russian side Rostov a bribe of nearly US$3,000 (RM13,500) to allow his son to lead Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic onto the pitch as a mascot in next week’s Europa League clash.
“Yesterday a man called the club and offered 170,000 rubles for his son to lead out Ibrahimovic,” Rostov spokesman Ivan Bodylevsky wrote on Twitter.
“What are (some) people ready to do.”
Bodylevsky said the club had never accepted money in exchange for a child to serve as a mascot.
The first leg takes place in Rostov on Thursday with the return leg to be played in Manchester on March 16.