October 13, 2014 11:32 pm -

Fans taunted the team with shouts of “Ebola.”


And in Cameroon, when the players on Sierra Leone’s exiled national soccer team checked into their hotel to prepare for an important match Saturday, some guests grew alarmed, and the police were called, a team spokesman said.

The Leone Stars then moved to a newly built hotel where they remain the only occupants, on the advice of Cameroon soccer and health officials.

“You feel humiliated, like garbage, and you want to punch someone,” John Trye, a reserve goalkeeper, said after hearing “Ebola” shouted at the players during a training session Thursday. “No one wants to have Ebola in their country. Sierra Leone is struggling. And they shove it in our face. That’s not fair.”[su_csky_ad]

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13 responses to Fans Taunt, Opponents Refuse To Shake Hands With Sierra Leone’s Soccor Team

  1. whatthe46 October 13th, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    man those fk’n parasites are some seriously ignorant s.o.b’s. my heart goes out to those players.

  2. burqa October 13th, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    If the poor sportsmanship was imported from America, countries in Africa may want to consider a quarantine….

  3. greenfloyd October 14th, 2014 at 1:41 am

    I’d think Sierra Leone would have more pressing priorities at this time than to send a soccer team abroad, breaking quarantine. These guys will be lucky to make it out of Cameroon alive. But then where are they going to go, back to the Ebola outbreak now revenging their country? We’ll see. One thing seems sure, if all non-essential travel from Sierra Leone and the other effected nations is not stopped, Ebola will continue to spread, as it already has here in the US and Spain.

    • whatthe46 October 14th, 2014 at 3:00 am

      if they are not affected then why shouldn’t they be allowed to travel. they are safe and earning a living for their families. when AIDS first hit this country and continues to affect many today, no one stopped traveling to play sports right? or travel out of the country for that matter. and that was even before anyone knew exactly how the virus was transferred to others. and fortunately with ebola, its clear when you’ve been afftected unlike AIDS which can lay dormant for months if not years. so, in your mind just like these people, its ok to discriminate. the nurse that has contracted the virus in dallas, are you going to call for the entire hospital to be quaratined? if not, why not. at least you know for a fact that she’s infected right? and we know for a fact that these players are not. yet i don’t see you complaining about dallas.

      • greenfloyd October 14th, 2014 at 4:11 am

        with ebola, its clear when you’ve been afftected

        There is a 21 day “incubation” period before symptoms show and becomes contagious through contact with an infected individual’s “bodily fluids.” Since none of the team has been to Sierra Leon since July and with all the additional testing, it is safe to assume they are not infected. However, overcoming fear and superstition is something else entirely. And truth is the fear is not altogether unfounded and the superstitions baseless. Public education is needed, the game can wait.

        yet i don’t see you complaining about dallas.

        Look carefully: (this is me complaining about dallas)…and Duncan…and CDC/Obama not stopping all non-essential travel to/from countries named by W.H.O.

        A “quarantine” is a legal form of “discrimination,” and is only imposed after a “public health emergency” has been declared by W.H.O. That was announced on Aug. 8, 2014, WHO: Ebola Outbreak Is A Public Health Emergency.

        • whatthe46 October 14th, 2014 at 3:23 pm

          so, why not shut down the dallas hospital then?

          • greenfloyd October 14th, 2014 at 9:50 pm

            That may be an option…last I heard CDC was investigating, trying to determine exactly how that poor nurse caring for Duncan became infected even though she was apparently up to speed on existing protocols and wore protective garments.

          • whatthe46 October 15th, 2014 at 5:35 pm

            from my understanding she wiped her face with the glove on. whatever she did, she’s alive to tell.

          • greenfloyd October 15th, 2014 at 10:13 pm

            Goes to show how even a trained nurse can slip up… Murphy’s Law and hubris. Question “dogma,” these experts suggest: Ebola Epidemic in Western Africa, Panel Three Even questioning the notion Ebola may indeed be airborne. Panels 1 & 2 are linked here so you don’t have to search CSPAN, Ebola panels

      • whatthe46 October 14th, 2014 at 3:23 pm

        hey, this was my post from last night. what the heck happened.

    • fahvel October 14th, 2014 at 3:31 am

      floyd, your cartoon is really good but there is no spreading of ebola in spain or the usa – incidentals are not an epidemic – but then again, who knows? There was a plague a while back, and measles a while back and the pox a while back – maybe it’s the earth’s way of dislodging some of the detritus.

      • greenfloyd October 14th, 2014 at 4:47 am

        I hope you are right about “incidentals,” although I would not make such a declarative statement just yet. I am not suggesting we are dealing with anything like West Africa here in the US. However, both the nurse here, and the one in Spain, were infected by people they were caring for and who imported Ebola from the WHO designated “hot zones.”
        While I agree it’s good to keep historical perspective on plagues and pestilence, recent developments like widespread air travel are breaking down what were once natural barriers to opportunistic organisms like Ebola.

      • Jake October 14th, 2014 at 7:50 am

        Earth’s way at dislodging some of the “detritus” is called the Republican Party Primary Selection Process.