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Eto'o suspended by Turkish club after racism remarks

Antalyaspor have ordered the former Barcelona striker to train seperatley until they investigate the comments he made on Instagram over supposed disrcimination

Eto'o suspended by Turkish club after racism remarks

Samuel Eto'o has been dropped by Turkish club Antalyaspor after making comments on social media about racism. 

The former Barcelona striker wrote on his Instagram account: "Perhaps some people do not feel respect for me because I am black."

The 35-year old then wrote a second post denying the remark was alluding to Antalyaspor chairman Ali Safak Ozturk, who has criticised Eto'o's performances this season.

Eto'o: Antalyaspor chairman my "brother" 

Eto'o called the chairman his "brother" in the second post and added that the Turkish people had gotten behind him "wholeheartedly".

"My message was to a person who criticises me unjustly for years and while he continues his criticisms, I kept winning trophies," said Eto'o, who has also played for Chelsea, Everton and Inter Milan.

Antalyaspor however released a statement saying that Eto'o would now have to undergo separate training sessions from the squad until his case was heard by their executive board.