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Samuel Eto'O

Samuel Eto'o

SAMUEL ETO'O (b:1981) is a brilliant footballer from Cameroon, Africa, with exceptional skill.

Youngest player to play in 1998 WC, Eto'o has won the prestigious "African Footballer of the Year" twice for 2003 and 2004. He lost out as the "World Footballer of the Year" award this year (which Ronaldinho won for the second year in a row).

He plays for the Spanish club Barcelona (along with Ronaldinho), and in a league match last Saturday (Feb 25) against Zaragoza, he was racially abused and insulted by a section of the Zaragozan fans. Continuos chanting of "Monkey, monkey" by these animals ranted the pitch. (This was widely reported in Indian newspapers too)

Totally fed up, Samuel wanted to leave the pitch in utter disgust (he was actually leaving the pitch), but Ronaldinho could succeed in calming him down and he resumed playing - in fact, he scored a goal thereafter ! What a shame. Spanish authorities are contemplating stern action aga…