The Cameroon striker was suspended from his club in Turkey for “tweeting against racism“.
Sidelined by his club Antalyaspor for criticizing the president for racism, Samuel Eto’o Fils can now count on the solidarity of the African branch of the International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro Africa).
Hours after the decision of the Turkish club to suspend the Cameroonian player, FIFPro Africa tweeted for Samuel the following message: “With Eto’o, FIFPro says no to racism“. The International Federation of Professional Footballers thus takes the same path as the former captain of the Indomitable Lions.
— FIFPro Africa (@FIFProAfrica) September 21, 2016
Cameroon is affiliated to the Federation since 2001 through the National Union of Cameroonian footballers (SYNAFOC). In February 2016, FIFPro Africa had also supported the Ivorian Serge Aurier who was penalized for insulting his coach Laurent Blanc in a video on the social network Periscope.
The Africa Division of FIFPro has nine members namely Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Botswana, Tunisia and Kenya are the three observers of the organ.
Its main objectives being contractual stability, sanctions against clubs who do not pay their players on time and the implementation of the ban on third-party property globally.