Samuel Eto’o former Cameroun striker has been dropped by his current club Antalyaspor in a racist row with the club. He has been at the Turkish club since last year and had a brief spell as their player-manager, but has failed to lead his side to any kind of success with just one point from 12 so far this season.
We are told that Eto’o has been linked with a move to Turkish rivals Besiktas. This resulted in a backlash from Antalyaspor fans and pundits. In an Instagram post in Turkish Eto’s displayed his playing record and wrote: ‘Reminder – perhaps some people do not feel respect for me because I am black.
‘But I am not going to come down from the level I have reached. I have been in this game for 18 years.’
Eto’o however in another message clarified that the message was not directed at Antalyaspor chairman Ali Safak Ozturk. As a result, Eto’o has now been informed that he has been dropped from all future squads until the matter is fixed internally. Ozturk is quoted in the Turkish media as saying: ‘No player is above the interests of Antalyaspor. ‘Everyone must know their place.’
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