Social media has done it again, this time around circulating fake images and stories of Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o’s role in bringing back Cameroonians in distress back from Libya and giving them money. However, the former Chelsea, Inter Milan and Barcelona striker, Samuel Eto’o, has denied the report that he paid for tickets for Cameroonian immigrants back to Libya.
In a post on his Facebook Page, he says; “Several sites circulated a rumor that I would have given money to each returning migrant, in relation to a current issue. This rumor is absolutely unfounded!”
“I would like to take this opportunity, dear brothers and sisters, to emphasize that love prevents more harm than money can solve,” He added.
Recognising the suffering in Libya, Eto’o pleaded “let’s not waste our precious time looking for thrills at the expense of afflicted people, but use this time to prevent other brothers from being deprived of their dignity.”
Some Cameroonians had welcomed “the rumor”, while others criticised him for not doing anything to help the oppressed in Cameroon as a result of the anglophone crisis.
Have a look at the full post in French, on his facebook page,