Fans Taunt, Opponents Refuse To Shake Hands With Sierra Leone’s Soccor Team
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]