Eymael: How can I be racist?


Luc Eymael has responded to reports that he has been sacked by Tanzanian outfit Young Africans SC for being racist.

The former Free State Stars, Bloemfontein Celtic and Polokwane City has been fired by Yanga following inappropriate comments where he is reported to have compared the fans to dogs and monkeys.

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Eymael helped Yanga finish second in the Tanzanian Premier League on Sunday after a 1-0 win at Lipuli FC, which qualifies the club for CAF continental football next season.

Watch Eymael's incredible celebrations after Sunday's result from 08:43 below, where he appears to take a knee for the Black Lives Matter movement

"How can I be racist and stayed here in Africa?" Eymael says to KickOff.com having coached on the African continent for close to 10 years.

"If you saw the pic or the video after the game, I'm jumping into the hands of everybody... how can I be a racist? Lots of things are being taken out of context, absolutely.

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"I sent a podcast to one guy on Wednesday who was harassing me after the draw. I was very frustrated and he insisted and provoked me, and I told him, 'You are fan of Simba, you are a journalist-fan of Simba.' And I know the guy."

Eymael's frustrations stem from what he believes are inadequate facilities for Yanga in Tanzania and said the supporters act like 'monkeys and dogs' who make noise regarding his football decisions without understanding the difficulties on the ground.

"I already tried to apologise on Friday you understand. But okay, if I'm sacked, I'm sacked. I have not received a letter myself," he adds.

"I think we'll have a meeting with the club because we are on the way to Dar es Saalam."

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