Zlatan Ibrahimovic's statue outside of Malmo's stadium was toppled on Saturday night, and removed by the authorities the following morning.
The 3.5-metre bronze structure had been sawed off at the ankles, and was lying over a protective fence. A t-shirt had been placed around the player's face and a graffiti on the floor read 'take away'.
This act of vandalism if the last of a long series of damages (nose cut off, paint, fire...) suffered by the statue in recent months, since the Swedish superstar decided to invest in rival club Hammarby.
The structure has been taken away for repairs and according to the municipality, the plan is to bring it back in the future.