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#1 EFCfanatic

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Posted 23 Feb 2008 - 18:30

Oh dear:

http://news.bbc.co.u...ica/7260868.stm
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#2 jamiemaher85

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Posted 23 Feb 2008 - 18:33

Was just about to post that. Its a bit stupid because there has been problems like this before, they don;t really have a leg to stand on as i don't think its mandatory to have a birth certificate in Nigeria so there is always dispute over age. Think when Martins signed for the barcodes there was problems over his age as they didnt believe he was only 21. I don't either.

I think it was Tony Yeboah who admited he was 5 years older than he actually was after he retired from playing.
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#3 Louis

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Posted 23 Feb 2008 - 20:54

NFA spokesman Demola Olajire said: "His statement is insultive to the Nigerian nation and unbecoming of a Premiership manager.

"We dont take kindly to snide remarks about our players, or our nation and we will be lodging a strongly-worded complaint to the English FA to sanction him."

Two more Nigerians, Ahmed Abdulrahman and Fatai Amoo (yes they are their real names) have also moved quickly to criticise Moyes.

"It was a racist comment, If Yakubu was Brazilian or European, would he have called it Brazilian or European age?” Abdulrahman said.

Amoo, apparently stunned by Moyes comment, said: "I want to believe he was joking. John Terry made a similar remark when John Mikel Obi celebrated his 20th birthday too."
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#4 CraccerC

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Posted 23 Feb 2008 - 23:34

"It was a racist comment, If Yakubu was Brazilian or European, would he have called it Brazilian or European age?”

theyhave birth certificates....fuckign ridiculous nigerian fa
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Posted 24 Feb 2008 - 18:04

Here's a copy of the complaint:

The purpose of this letter is to lay complaint against the Manager of English Premiership club, Everton FC, Mr David Moyes who was widely quoted by the world media on Thursday 21st February 2008 as suggesting that his Nigerian striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni is above the age he presents.

"On a night that Aiyegbeni scored a hat-trick to become the first Everton player to score a hat-trick in Europe in 23 years, Mr. Moyes said, inter alia: "What people don't appreciate is that he's only 25, albeit a Nigerian 25, and so if that is his age he's still got a good few years ahead of him.

"This statement is an unambiguous insult on a whole nation, and the biggest black nation in the world for that matter, and we demand an unreserved apology from the said Mr. Moyes.

"Mr. Moyes' statement is capable of not only exposing our player, Yakubu Aiyegbeni to ridicule but also capable of reducing his market value as a professional footballer and at the same time, capable of undermining the bargaining power of other Nigerian professional players.

"We demand also that Mr. Moyes must be expressly cautioned for insinuating that a civilized nation encourages age cheating, and he should find a way to return to the world media and decry his own statement."

The letter was signed by Secretary General, Bolaji Ojo-Oba


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#6 Romey 1878

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Posted 24 Feb 2008 - 18:09

http://news.bbc.co.u...ica/7260868.stm
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#7 Ian

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Posted 25 Feb 2008 - 10:00

Pathetic this, must be very bored down at the Nigerian FA
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#8 thompson013

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Posted 27 Feb 2008 - 07:16

sense of humour failure...
fifa will waste time on this while endemic racism in Europe will go on unabated...
spanish police will carry on with there disgusting violent behavour
and the italian ultras will continue to intimidate away fans
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