Monday, November 05, 2007

"Go climb a tree and eat bananas"

Kia ends FC Brussels sponsorship over racist remark
Korean car maker Kia Motors has ended its sponsorship of Belgian first division side FC Brussels over racist remarks allegedly made by the club's president to an African player, a KIA spokesman said.
Kia Motors Belgium said on Friday it had decided to end its sponsorship deal -- which involved 160,000 euros a year and 20 vehicles -- over the remarks. The Asian car also sponsors the Belgian national team.

News reports said Congolese international Matumona Zola ended his contract after FC Brussels president Johan Vermeersch called an emergency meeting with the team on Wednesday and in the meeting he attacked couple of players and when he got to Matumona "Rhoum" Zola he told the player to " go climb trees and eat bananas"

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