“There are bananas inside.” A voiceover, an output that many have defined as racist and which ruined the video of a magical moment. That of Mr. Mourinho’s gift to his starlet Felix Afena-Gyan, a pair of shoes worth € 800 promised and won with the decisive brace on the pitch against Genoa.
He spoiled a moment, he said for hours about that faceless exit but in the background, but not for him. The joking atmosphere of the shooting suggested it, tonight’s words confirm it: Felix Afena-Gyan did not feel offended. In fact, he declared: «I have read many comments regarding the video that portrays me and the coach in a special moment. I wanted to assure you that I did not feel offended by the comments in the background and I really believe that the intent was not racist »he confirms on social media in reference to the video.
Mourinho hands Felix the shoes. But in the background starts the racist comment: “There are bananas inside”
The player then continued: «From the first day I arrived at Roma I was welcomed by everyone as a family. And the kids joked with me, just like a family does. ” Then he explains the reason for that comment by a club employee: «I eat a lot of bananas – he continued – and we joke about this at times and for this reason you have heard that comment. Here at Roma I have felt at home since I arrived. I think people got the wrong idea about what happened and they heard. ‘
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There remains the unfortunate spot that for hours dominated the scene in parallel with that of a beautiful football story, but not only. An output that many do not forgive even in retrospect the words of Felix Afena-Gyan.