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Eto’o honored for stand against Racism

Eto’o honored for stand against Racism

Yvonne Williams

Football giant Samuel Eto’o was honoured on Monday for his “inspiring” stand against racism.

The former Cameroon and Barcelona striker received the Medal of Tolerance from the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR) at a gala dinner at London’s Kensington Palace.

Eto’o owes his inspiration from an incident which happened a while back when he tried to walk off the pitch during a Spanish match in 2006 following the racist abuse he suffered. “Since that day, I decided I will stand up and fight against abuse,” he said after receiving his award.