French budget minister Jerome Chauzac denounced the salary offered to star soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic as "indecent", and the sort of compensation that "makes (people) better understand" what is pushing the French government toward the introduction of a 75% tax for incomes above one million euros, in statements Thursday.
The soccer team Paris Saint-Germain offered the Swedish forward Ibrahimovic 14 million euros net per year. "These numbers are not impressive. They're indecent," Chauzac declared. "They're indecent in an moment when, in the entire world, everyone must make sacrifices." Chauzac added that the 75% tax would be a temporary measure, lasting only for "the period of debt reduction".