You probably don't know about Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a Swedish soccer player of Croat-Bosniak descent. If you are up on these things over the last forty years, the place name Malmö might occur to you and you would be right. He is one of the all-time greats. He came into the news this week after telling LeBron James to just shut up about politics, which LeBron answered in typical self-righteous fashion. The American press, especially ESPN which is the LeBron network, gave him very sympathetic coverage. Who cares about European soccer players 'Bron? You're...The King.
People who have had actual suffering in their lives, and especially from the Slavic groups who can list the dead relatives from the previous generation off the top of their head, don't have a lot of sympathy for American athletes. Ask Enes Kanter what he thinks about the level of danger you faced in Akron, LeBron. Do you think he's intimidated just because you are a better basketball player? No, that would be Americans. Ibrahimovic cannot be cancelled by the Washington Post or even Fox Sports, and so is free to speak. No one even asks LBJ about China anymore. Amazing what freedom of speech can elicit. Zlatan is not a gentle man, perhaps not even a very nice one.
I have been reluctant to admit that James is the greatest basketball player of all time, but he is. I think Wilt was better than Jordan, but LeBron is better than either. Yet he is just a bully - a player of great physical discipline but not much moral character. I don't discourage you from seeking out his video interviews about the issue. I encourage you to go watch a few.