Rabat – Moroccan international footballer Younes Belhanda has lost his temper.
The Atlas Lion had a rough night, Saturday, September 1, during the 4th day of the Turkish league’s season.
Belhanda, who was playing against Trabzonspor with his team Galatasaray, did not last long on the field. OGC Nice’s former player was given a red card after he violently kicked a Trabzonspor player.
Following the loss of his team 4-0, Belhanda had to face angry supporters in the airport who blamed him for the Galatasaray’s loss. One of the disappointed fans shouted at Belhanda: “Go home.”
Irritated by the comment, Herve Renard’s player harshly insulted the fan in Darija (Moroccan Arabic). Belhanda’s insults were recorded, posted online, and the video soon went viral.
Many on social media commented on Belhanda’s reaction. Some agreed with his words, denouncing the ‘racist’ fan’s words, but others blamed Belhanda for his team’s loss and described his reaction as excessive.
Belhanda will have to forget about the unfortunate incident and move forward to focus on an important competition: the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The 28-year-old has been chosen by Herve Renard to be part of the 25 players who will compete against Malawi, September 8, in the Mohammed V Stadium of Casablanca. The game will be a qualifier for the competition.