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RACISM: SOLVENIAN COACH CALLED HIS NIGERIAN STRIKER “BLACK IDIOT” OVER GOAL CELEBRATION

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Olimpija Ljubljana boss Marko Nikolic on Sunday called his Nigerian striker Blessing Eleke a black idiot for over celebrating the equaliser that drew them level against NK Zavrc.

Nikolic said he felt Eleke’s goal celebration went on too long as he felt there was less time for a winner dismissing his reactions as emotional and not intended to offen the player racially,

He also said he has spoken with the player who understood his reactions because emotional outburst can happen at times.

However his club won’t be taking any decision against the manager for his outburst meted out to their record signing who transfer set a new domestic record in terms of transfer between Slovenian sides in the league.

Eleke who has scored twice from six games for Olimpija, the team he joined from Gorica where he scored 11 times before his transfer that reportedly cost Olimpija €800,000.

Courtesy: Researched by Enoho Emeje.