29-year-old goalkeeper of the Black stars, Razak Brimah has apologized to the nation for certain unsavory comments he made in an audio tape that went viral on social media on Monday.
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Brimah who is currently in Gabon with the rest of the Black star squad as they prepare to face the indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the ongoing African Cup of Nations said his statements were “unacceptable and offensive” and were not a part of his core values.
The goalie earlier in the day shared a video of himself on Facebook insulting Ghanaians for criticizing his goal keeping skills but deleted it later.
“They (Ghanaians) talk too much, they should “f**k” go to hell. I am not hash but am “f**k” tired of this negative people, instead of supporting the team (Black Stars) to move forward and pray for the team, they sit out there and talk “sh*t.” Among other unprintable words, the footballer said, ““They don’t know me I don’t know them but they talk “sh*t”, I am down but is annoying sometimes. “Normally I don’t care about them I don’t watch anybody. Let’s come again. “Since when did any Black Stars goalkeeper play nine games and only conceded three or four. So what do they want again, I don’t know. F**k “sh*t”.” he was heard saying in the audio.
However, several Ghanaians who heard the tape took to social media to lambast him for his rude remarks and asked that he is suspended indefinitely from the national team.
A repentant Brimah later took to the same platform to apologize vehemently for his earlier actions asking to be forgiven by the fans.
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Below is the full letter of apology
"I have reflected over some comments I made this morning on Facebook and I wish to render my sincere apologies for these unguarded comments. I accept that as an ambassador for my country Ghana and a role model for many across the globe, I should not have reacted this way even in the face of the insults directed at my mother. The words I used are unacceptable and offensive and do not represent my true values. I hope the general public will accept my apology as I focus on helping the Black Stars win the African Cup of Nations title. I also want to use this opportunity to thank the fans for the overwhelming support they have given the Black Stars that has helped us to reach this stage of the competition"
It is unclear if the football association will make any statement over the matter and neither are his teammates willing to speak on the matter.
Razak Brimah also plays for Spanish side Córdoba CF and was part of the 2015 team that won silver at the AFCON after losing to the Ivory Coast on penalties.