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Sports News of Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Source: Myjoyonline.com

Razak Brimah apologises for unsavoury comments

Black Stars shot stopper, Razak Brimah, has apologized for using abusive words to describe people who label him worst goalkeeper.
According Brimah, who is the first choice goalkeeper of the senior national team despite his inability to command starting role at his Spanish second tier club, the words used were “unacceptable and offensive” and did not represent his true values.

Brimah, on Monday morning, after decent performance in the Black Stars 2-1 win over DR Congo in quarter-final of 2017 Africa cup of Nations, posted a video on facebook hurling insults on critics.

“They (Ghanaians) talk too much, they should “f**k” go to hell. I am not hash but am “f**k” tired of this negative people, instead of supporting the team (Black Stars) to move forward and pray for the team, they sit out there and talk “sh*t.” Among other unprintable words, the footballer said,
““They don’t know me I don’t know them but they talk “shit”, I am down but is annoying sometimes. “Normally I don’t care about them I don’t watch anybody. Let’s come again. “Since when did any Black Stars goalkeeper play nine games and only conceded three or four. So what do they want again, I don’t know. F**k “sh*t”.”

However, Brimah, deleted the video after some fans descended heavily on him, calling for his immediate expulsion from the team’s camp in Gabon before issuing apology.

Full statement of apology

I have reflected over some comments I made this morning on Facebook and I wish to render my sincere apologies for this unguarded comments. I accept that as an ambassador for my country Ghana and a role model for many across the globe, I should not have reacted this way even in the face of the insults directed at my mother. The words I used are unacceptable and offensive and does not represent my true values. I hope the general public will accept my apology as I focus on helping the Black Stars win the African Cup of Nations title. I also want to use this opportunity to thank the fans for the overwhelming support they have given the Black Stars that has helped us to reach this stage of the competition.