Zlatan Ibrahimovic wowed by seven-year-old's US national anthem rendition
Singing might not be the first skill you’d go to Zlatan Ibrahimovic for advice on, but praise from the Swedish footballing legend is high indeed – especially when you’re seven years old.
That’s exactly what young Malea Emma enjoyed after her remarkable performance of the US national anthem before LA Galaxy’s home game on Sunday evening.
A smile and a clap from the big man – reflective of the powerful performance.
Emma won a competition run by the Los Angeles club to sing the Star-Spangled Banner before the match, and even got to meet Ibrahimovic after the game.
The 36-year-old followed up on his praise too, retweeting the seven-year-old’s performance after the game.
Which made Emma rather happy.
Emma proved to be a good luck charm for Ibrahimovic, as he scored his 501st career goal, and 18th of the season, to help seal a 3-0 win for Galaxy over the Seattle Sounders.
Galaxy are now seventh in the MLS Western Conference after 30 games.