Fan protest halted after Samuel Eto’o’s selfie intervention

Fans of struggling Super Lig side Antalyaspor had arrived at the club's training ground to boo the players and staff, but performed a sensational U-turn upon seeing the captain


Disgruntled fans of Antalyaspor descended upon the clubs training ground on Tuesday to protest over their dire campaign – but the boos quickly turned to cheers when skipper Samuel Eto’o arrived to cool tempers.

The Turkish side are currently 14th in the Super Lig after losing to Genclerbirligi, the team ranked one place below them, and face tricky back-to-back tests against league leaders Fenerbahce in both the cup and Super Lig.

While preparing for Wednesday’s match against Fenerbahce at training, a horde of unhappy fans arrived at the complex to show their anger towards the season and under-pressure manager Jose Morais, the former assistant of Jose Mourinho.


A photo posted by Samuel Eto'o (@setoo9) onJan 26, 2016 at 6:52am PST

But they quickly changed their mind over the protest when Eto’o arrived and began talking and taking selfies with the fans.

Suddenly, the previously furious supporters were smiling for photographs, cheering and singing songs instead of booing the team, all because of the Cameroon legend’s intervention.

Eto’o shared one of the snaps on his Instagram account with a message for the supporters he had met: “I’ll never leave you. I’ll fight for you to the last drop of my blood. Thank you for your trust and support. Let’s go scorpions!”