He Tattooed 50 Names On His Body… You’ll Be Sad When You Find Out Why.
For Zlatan Ibrahimović , February 14, 2015 was a high point: On that day, the Swedish soccer player played in one of the most important games he would ever play. It was a day when Ibrahimović could have focused only on himself and his accomplishments, and no one would have faulted him for it.
Instead, Zlatan Ibrahimović spent the game thinking of others.
Underneath his jersey, Ibrahimović had the names of 50 people, all suffering from hunger, tattooed on his chest and back. His motivation? To bring attention to the more than 805 million people suffering from extreme hunger in the world today.
Ibrahimović's tattoos were also part of a larger campaign by the World Food Programme, the world's largest organization fighting worldwide hunger. The WFP assists over 80 million people in 75 countries with food each year, but it's still not enough to keep everyone from going hungry. Because of this, Ibrahimović wanted to use his spotlight to bring awareness to this critical problem:
Wherever I go, people recognize me. Call my name, or cheer for me. But there are names no one cheers for. If I could, I would write every single name on my body.
Find out more about Ibrahimović and the WFP on the organization's website.
Source: World Food Programme