Monday 20 November 2017

Samuel Eto'o's farewell post to Sampdoria fans should be familiar to Everton fans

Sampdoria's Cameroonian forward Samuel Eto'o
Sampdoria's Cameroonian forward Samuel Eto'o

Darren Richman

We’ve all been there. At some point or other, probably in a race against the clock to complete a bit of GCSE coursework, we’ve rehashed some old material. Samuel Eto’o, when bidding farewell to a football club, has taken the easy way out.

On Facebook, he wrote this to the Sampdoria fans:


“Dear Blucerchiati ,

I've been blessed to spend these past few months with you.

To my pleasure, I have discovered here a crowd of warm, passionate, affectionate and supportive fans... It's time for me to leave, but wherever I go, I will always remember what it is to be in a place where football is not only a passion but a way to keep a family together.

A BIG "Thank You" to the U.C. Sampdoria staff who helped me settle down and gave me the opportunity to once again experience the pleasure to play in the Serie A. Thank you to Sampdoria Lawyer Romei Antonio for his constant help…Of course a special “Thank you”, to our president, a father to me, who made it all of that possible. He believed in me from the first to the last minute, and for that I will forever be grateful to him.

It was an honour to be part of your army.


You will always be in my heart.


Yours Sincerely,


Samuel Eto’o”

Observe just how similar that is to the one below, which he wrote for the Everton supporters in January. In all likelihood, the former Chelsea striker pays someone to do this and they are simply not earning their keep. Or, alternatively, his feelings about leaving Sampdoria and leaving Everton just happen to be almost identical.


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