Africa’s richest footballer, Samuel Eto’o was on Monday received the Medal of Tolerance from the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR) for his inspiring stand against racism.
The former Chelsea forward received the prize at a gala dinner at London’s Kensington Palace.
While receiving the award, the Cameroonian stated that he was inspired by a racist incident which happened when he tried to walk off the pitch during a Spanish match in 2006.
“Since that day, I decided I will stand up and fight against abuse,” he revealed.
Meanwhile Happy Birthday to the legend who turns 34 today!