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Samuel Eto’o Suspended by Antalyaspor after accusing Turkish club of ‘racism’

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Samuel Eto’o, former Chelsea and Everton striker claimed people ‘don’t respect him because he is black’ following criticism from Antalyaspor’s chairman

Eto’o in action for the Turkish side this season


Eto’o has been axed by Antalyaspor following his accusation of racism.

The former Chelsea and Everton striker has come under criticism this term following Antalyaspor’s disappointing start to the season.

Chairman Ali Safak Ozturk aimed a dig at Eto’o , claiming no player was above the Turkish club.

Eto’o took to Instagram to hit back and posted: “Perhaps some people do not feel respect for me because I am black.”

Samuel Eto'o
Samuel Eto’o has enjoyed an excellent career


Antalyaspor issued a statement confirming Samuel Eto’o would train away from the first team while his case is heard.

The Cameroon striker, now 35, went on to deny his response was aimed at Ozturk, calling him his “brother”.

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Samuel Eto'o Samuel Eto’o during his brief spell with Everton

He added: “My message was to a person who criticises me unjustly for years and while he continues his criticisms, I kept winning trophies.”

Eto’o joined the Turkish side in 2015 following a brief spell with Sampdoria.




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