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Samuel Etoo Says He Was Mistaken For A Nigerian Fraudster By Black Racist Sales Woman In London

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Samuel Etoo Says He Was Mistaken For A Nigerian Fraudster By Black Racist Sales Woman In London

March 13, 2015 – Samuel Etoo Narrates How A Black Racist Sales Woman In London Mistaken Him For A Nigerian Fraudster

Samuel Etoo Says He Was Mistaken For A Nigerian Fraudster By Black Racist Sales Woman In London Jewelry Store

Cameroonian footballer Samuel Etoo recently recounted his racism ordeal at a jewelry store in London with CNN.

The footballer working tirelessly to rid football of racism said a sales woman working at a London jewelry store refused to sell him a $15,000 gold watch after she mistaken him for a Nigerian fraudster.

In his words:

“I asked the saleswoman — who was also black like me — ‘Could you show me that watch please?’

“First, I saw her turn and look at her coworkers like, ‘Uh, what should I do?’

“Eventually, she let me see the watch. I looked at it and said, ‘OK, I’ll buy it.’

“I took out my credit card and when she went to go run it through the machine, she came back and said that it was declined.

“I asked her, ‘Was it declined or did you not want it to be accepted?’ because this has happened to me many times and she told me, ‘No, it was declined.'”

Eto’o, who played in London with Chelsea last season, called his brother who was nearby and it was he who brought a new credit card so the transaction could be completed.

While Eto’o does speak English, his brother has a far wider vocabulary and was able to ask just what had occurred moments earlier.

“My brother can afford this and the way you’re treating him shows that you think just because he’s black, he can’t afford this watch,” said the sibling.

Eto’o then takes up the story, saying the lady in the store said she was wary of him because:

“we had some Nigerians in the store the other day who came with fake credit cards.”

“If one of my own makes a mistake, they judge us all. Tomorrow, if a white man in Africa makes a mistake, we should judge all white people? No!

“The security guard from Senegal kept trying to justify what the lady said and I asked him where he’s from. When he told me, I said, ‘Ahh. If I gave you my name, you will recognize who I am?’

“He shrugged and I said, ‘I’m Eto’o.’ He went, ‘Nooooo! Just yesterday, my wife and I were talking about you! Can I take a picture with you and send it to my wife?’

“I said, ‘Yes, we can take a picture, but you made a mistake because you can’t judge people by the color of their skin,’ so he told me it wasn’t because of our color.

“I told the lady, ‘In my next interview, I’m going to tell them about this and I’ll name the store so everyone can know that you treat people differently here,’ added Eto’o referring to the saleswoman.

“She then realized that I could have reported what she had just done, but it was a mistake. It was a mistake of her to categorize. I don’t think she’s a racist person, but she stereotyped all black people as ‘those people’.”

[Reported By CNN]

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Adepoju Falae

    March 13, 2015 at 4:06 AM

    This is a cooked up story by Etoo. Cameroonians don’t like Nigerians they she us as rivals. I have them here in North Carolina
    They are worst than racists

    • Chika Agwu

      March 13, 2015 at 4:29 AM

      If he cooked up the story then he just lost a fan

    • Bankole Jones

      March 13, 2015 at 6:42 AM

      Yes, You are right, I have met some Cameroonians outside the country, They always prove and see us as rivals, Even some Ghanians in Scandinavian also do the same sometimes.

  2. Bankole Jones

    March 13, 2015 at 6:49 AM

    I am not defending our fellow Nigerians, Even the Cameroonians are worst, They are the one doing and spending fake money across, and many other atrocities, I have met some Cameroonians outside the country, They always prove and see us as rivals, Even some Ghanians in Scandinavian also do the same sometimes.

  3. obi

    March 13, 2015 at 7:06 AM

    who destroyed Nigeria? from what I know is Britain, I do not support Nigerians using fake credit cards, but if some people want to use it to get what was taking from their forefathers who am I to judge? go to Nigeria and see what shell BP is doing.

  4. lamidido

    March 13, 2015 at 7:34 AM

    How did they know that the guy used credit card was Nigeria? So I did not believe that story is totally fallacy, Na only Nigeria dey for this world?

  5. KEVIN

    March 14, 2015 at 12:48 PM

    Me myself i believe its a cooked up story by Etoo, when i saw it on our local tv here, I refused to see facts to what he was saying, he was speaking french, while it was being subtitiled…He just used nigerians name as a limelight due to sseing us nigerians as rivals.

  6. joe

    March 14, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    My people here in Europe ceamroun guys are they laziest African .what they do is wash wash all over. They will be calling Nigeria name every where and God is blessing us more.

  7. Fotolabo JE

    March 14, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    I think this is a clear story forget about painting Nigerians we are brothers the lady in the shop did not Eto’o So fellow Naiga bros don’t be angry. You people have best things people and place like wise worst Naiga GO BEFORE ONLY BOKO HARAM DON PASS WONA.

  8. Grace

    March 15, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    For those of you saying Cameroonins hate Nigerians please think again. I will advise you all saying this to visit Cameroon. Nigerians make 3/4 of Cameroonians population. They live there side by side with one another in peace love and unity. If you see a Nigerian in Cameroon you will not know he/she is a Nigerian apart from the names they are all living as brothers and sisters. All markets in Cameroon are occupied by Nigerians. You just go there and see for yourself. I was surprise when I went there and saw how they live.

    My friend married a Cameroonian and they live happily no problems. The chief of Nigerians in Northwest of Cameroon has one of the most poshed houses in North west you can imagine. We all saw photos of it in Tb Joshua church when he gave testimonies.

    Cameroonians loved Nigerians Note. No country or person will like anyone who does arm robbery or commit bad crimes.

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