Felix Afena-Gyan received an expensive gift from Jose Mourinho. There was a storm over the internet because of the commentary in the recording.
Afena-Gyan was the hero of Roma’s match against Genoa. The 18-year-old secured the victory for the team from the Italian capital with two goals.
The Portuguese coach fulfilled his promise and gave his footballer shoes. They cost – a trifle – 800 euro.
When Afena-Gyan was unwrapping his gift, someone outside the team threw the player that “there are bananas inside” (in the video below from 0:34). The short sentence caused a storm and racist accusations.
The footballer himself finally referred to the matter. He emphasizes that he does not feel offended in any way.
– I would like to assure you that I was in no way offended by the comment heard in the film. I really believe there was no racist intent whatsoever the teenager said.
– Everyone can see that I eat a lot of bananas. We laugh at it sometimes. I believe this comment was another example. I feel at home in Roma. I am grateful for the support I received from everyone at the club Afena-Gyan summed up.