Own goal

Refugee tripped by camerawoman gets job as soccer coach in Spain

Syrian refugee Osama Abdul Mohsen (left), his sons Mohamed, 18, and Zaid, 7, arrive in Madrid. (Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

Some justice in this world, after all: while the Hungarian camerawoman who was caught on camera tripping up a refugee carrying his son has lost her job, the man she tripped was just offered a job by a Spanish soccer academy near Madrid. The man, Osama Abdul Mohsen, had been a soccer coach in Syria before he was forced to flee his country and endure a difficult journey with his son 7-year old son Zaid to reach Europe. After hearing his story, the Spanish soccer academy decided to reach out and help a “fellow coach” by offering him housing, food, clothes and a job at their academy. Mohsen spoke about the incident with Spanish newspaper El Mundo, saying: “The journalist’s kick was scary and hard. My feeling was surprise. And then pain when I saw the fear and panic in the face of my son. Zaid cried for two hours. I was terrified.”

Read the full story at BBC News.

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