In recent days, Samuel Eto’o is at the center of debates on social networks and this time it is not about football or his philanthropic works. Fans of the Cameroonian superstar accuse him of having whitewashed his skin.
“Why is Eto’o different?” Wrote a fan on Facebook. “Does Eto’o now change the color of his skin”? “Why does Eto bleach the skin”? These are all questions that have burst on the web since his recent photos were shared on social networks.
However, the Antalyaspor striker quickly reacted to these accusations.
“It’s a laser treatment that will last about a year. And one of the immediate unpleasant effects is that it lightens my skin slightly after each session. But unfortunately, my natural color comes back some time later. I am firmly against the bleaching of the skin. There is nothing more beautiful than its natural color, “said the player as quoted by Je Wanda magazine.
His intervention came just after a publication by his little brother, David Eto’o, who was trying to silence the debate on cutaneous whitening by Samuel Eto’o.
In 2006 while playing for Barcelona, Samuel Eto’o was almost out of the game when the fans began to sing racist songs. But his teammates and his coach convinced him to stay. It must be said that the player is proud to be black.