The Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o has been suspended indefinitely by Antalyaspor, following accusations of racism on social networks.
According to a statement posted on its website, the Turkish club said that this decision comes as the former international is believed to have criticized the club president Ali Safak Ozturk on Instagram, where he posted in Turkish Tuesday “As a reminder – maybe some people do not respect me because I’m black. But I will not back down from the level I have reached. I’m in this game for 18 years “, matching his words with a screenshot of his record on the Wikipedia site, AFP reported.
In this first post, Eto’o puts no person concerned by name, but, given the controversy, he then posted the image of hands forming a heart in front of the logo of the club since June 2015, ensuring that his output was not fir his president. According to AFP, some observers believe it was indeed a response to criticism of Mr Ozturk on his recent performances. “No player is above the interests of Antalyaspor. Everyone must know his place “, said the latter.
The days of the former FC Barcelona, Inter Milan or Chelsea turned sour in recent weeks as rumor announced a bound for Besiktas. Tensions exacerbated by a very poor start of season in which Antalyaspor has collected only one point from four games.