Zlatan Ibrahimovic told to exit France by far-right leader following PSG rant

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been told to leave France by the nation's far-right Front National leader Marine Le Pen following his comments after Paris Saint-Germain's 3-2 loss to Bordeaux on Sunday.

Ibrahimovic scored twice in the Ligue 1 clash but it was not enough to prevent PSG suffering defeat, meaning they now trail leaders Lyon by two points at the top of the table.

As he walked off the field, the Sweden captain was filmed seemingly making derogatory comments about referee Lionel Jaffredo and France as a country.

Speaking in English but in partial sentences, Ibrahimovic could be heard saying: "He's an a------. Play 15 years, never seen referee this s--- country. Don't even deserve PSG should be in this country. F------ too good for all of you. Should be happy they exist."

Le Pen is quoted as saying by 20minutes on Ibrahimovic: "Those who consider France is a s--- country can leave it. Voila! It's as simple as that."

Earlier on Monday, it was announced that the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) is to investigate Ibrahimovic's comments.

An LFP statement read: "Following the receipt of the officials' report, the disciplinary commission of the LFP will study in its meeting of Thursday March 19 the comments made by Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the end of the game between Girondins de Bordeaux and Paris Saint-Germain [29th round of Ligue 1]."

Le Pen is hopeful the French football authorities will sanction Ibrahimovic for the outburst, adding: "That would be the least they could do."

French sports minister Patrick Kanner previously called on the striker to apologise, telling him "disappointment did not justify his offensive comments."

He later called Ibrahimovic a "great champion" after the player explained himself on his Instagram account.

Regarding my comments after tonights game; they were not against France or the French people. I spoke about football. I lost the game, I accept that, but I can't accept when the referee doesn't follow the rules. It's not the first time, and I'm sick of it. My sincere apologies if anyone was offended, or took it the wrong way.

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And talking to PSG's website on Monday evening, Ibrahimovic reiterated: "First of all, I was not aiming for the people. When I said it, I was angry at that moment. Whoever felt offended, or took it in the wrong way, I apologise. I have no problem with that. I'm a man of honour, I stand by my things I do, and I apologise.

"I think that whoever saw it, or however the media is trying to twist it, I think the French people are intelligent enough to understand the situation. The welcome I have had here, I'm very happy. I respect people who respect me, every day I go through here I've had a fantastic time.

"I have no regrets and nobody will change my opinion. From the first day I came, I had a good time and I will continue to have a good time. So don't twist it, it's about football we talk, so let's focus on the football. The football here is the most important (thing) for me."

Ibrahimovic's anger was sparked when no free kick was given after Bordeaux goalkeeper Cedric Carrasso picked up a back-pass from defender Ludovic Sane with five minutes remaining.

The outburst comes less than a week after he accused Chelsea's players of acting like "babies" after he was sent off in the sides' Champions League clash.

Ibrahimovic's comments towards Jaffredo on Sunday and the criticism that surrounded Dutch official Bjorn Kuipers following the Chelsea game prompted a response from France's elite referees' organisation SAFE (Syndicat des Arbitres du Football d'Elite).

An open letter from SAFE president Stephane Lannoy on the organisation's website read: "We thought we had seen a peak in media outcry after Chelsea-PSG. We thought we had heard everything. But no.

"Sunday night, for a back-pass, we had a new outburst of hatred and verbal abuse. The equation is simple: back-pass = worst referee in 15 years = s--- country.

"After Mr Kuipers on Wednesday [from what country...?], Mr Jaffredo on Sunday -- and ultimately, as the glass was not yet full, the whole of France."

The letter concluded: "It is time to realise we cannot say anything, do anything and accept anything. It is high time that finally, in football, everyone recognises the status of the referee and accepts and respects it."

Meanwhile, PSG defender Serge Aurier, who is injured and did not play against Chelsea, is facing UEFA sanctions for insulting Kuipers on social media.

The 22-year-old Ivory Coast international posted a video on Facebook after the match. UEFA said its disciplinary panel will meet on Thursday to judge a charge against Aurier of "insulting acts."