Obafemi Martins nearly killed by gunmen

Obafemi Martins nearly killed by gunmen

Post by Gabbag » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 03:42:06


http://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/0,,2107218,00.html

Martins survives 'assassination attempt'

Staff and agencies
Wednesday June 20, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

Newcastle United striker Obafemi Martins has revealed that he survived
a shooting in Lagos when masked gunmen sprayed his car with bullets.

The Nigerian international was at a petrol station close to his
apartment in the city on Monday night when the attack occurred. He
escaped unhurt, but his friend Remi Onipede was hospitalised after
being hit in the hand and shoulder, before police arrived.

"They shot indiscriminately and tried to kill all the occupants of the
car. They weren't there to rob me but to finish me off," Martins told
the Sun. "I thought I was going to die. They executed it like
professional hired assassins. It was hell. I was dead in my heart and
soul. It all happened like something in the movies.

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If Martins never wants to go back to Nigeria to play for his country
again, I would completely understand. But will FIFA allow him to do
that?

 
 
 

Obafemi Martins nearly killed by gunmen

Post by Sven Mischki » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:00:06

Quote:

> If Martins never wants to go back to Nigeria to play for his country
> again, I would completely understand. But will FIFA allow him to do
> that?

Every player can resign from his national team whenever he wishes?

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Obafemi Martins nearly killed by gunmen

Post by Gabbag » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 04:14:27


Quote:

> > If Martins never wants to go back to Nigeria to play for his country
> > again, I would completely understand. But will FIFA allow him to do
> > that?

> Every player can resign from his national team whenever he wishes?

That's what everyone had thought until last year, when FIFA ruled that
Makelele couldn't play for Chelsea if he refused to play for France.

 
 
 

Obafemi Martins nearly killed by gunmen

Post by 7 » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 06:44:27


Quote:
> That's what everyone had thought until last year, when FIFA ruled that
> Makelele couldn't play for Chelsea if he refused to play for France.

Heh, wouldn't it be funny if someone take FIFA to court for ***ling
his "human rights"?