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Antalyaspor Drop Eto’o over Racism Comments

Turkish club Antalyaspor have dropped former Cameroonian captain, Samuel Eto’o from their squad until further notice in a row over the striker’s comments on social media.

The 35-year-old appeared to criticize the club on his Instagram account after stating in a post that: “Perhaps some people do not feel respect for me because I am black.”

Eto’o later made a second post denying the criticism was aimed at Antalyaspor chairman Ali Safak Ozturk, calling Ozturk his brother in the subsequent post.

The former Barcelona star further explained: “My message was to a person who criticises me unjustly for years and while he continues his criticisms, I kept winning trophies.”

The Turkish club issued a statement stating Eto’o would have a separate training programme until his case was heard by their executive board.

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