African Union fines Aubameyang for ‘airport photo’

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) imposed a fine on Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of $ 10,000 because his comments on social media were “offensive to the image” of the institution after his national team had to sleep on the airport grounds before a Nations Cup qualifier last month.

Aubameyang

and the rest of the Gabonese players remained stranded at an airport in the Gambia after arriving for a match and were not allowed to leave before completing the procedures related to the new Coronavirus (Covid-19) tests.

The Arsenal striker posted pictures of his colleagues while sleeping on the airport grounds and wrote: Wonderful job from the African Union “enough” as if we returned to the years of the 1990s, this will not diminish our enthusiasm, but people must know and that CAF takes responsibility. We are in 2020, and we want Africa to advance, but it will not happen that way.

The Federation’s Disciplinary Committee said

Aubameyang’s

comments were offensive and insulting. The Gambian Federation also fined $ 100,000, and the amount was reduced by half, provided that no similar offense was committed within 24 months.

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