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I wanted Pepe’s shirt for my son – Finidi George

I wanted Pepe?s jersey for my son ? Finidi George

Super Eagles assistant coach Finidi George has explained why he argued with Super Eagles player Victor Moses over who should take Portuguese football star Pepe’s shirt after an earlier friendly this week.

Commenting on the controversy that followed the incident, the former Super Eagles winger revealed the shirt was for his Real Madrid fan son.

He said;

“My son asked me two weeks ago if it was possible to have the shirt of Ronaldo or Pepe because he is a very big fan of Real Madrid when they were at the club and I told him that I would try.

“When we got on the pitch we knew Ronaldo wasn’t going to start because he was sick. So I said to Pepe in the tunnel, please after the game I would like to have the shirt for my son.

“So he told me it was good. After the match, I saw that he was changing shirts with one of the players and I went to remind him of what we had said to each other in the tunnel before the start of the game.

“He said he was going to give his shirt to a Super Eagles player (Zaidu Sanusi) playing in his club (Porto), and that definitely I will get the shirt. I spoke Spanish with him and that was it” .

Finidi also asked why some Nigerians raised an issue about the incident. He added;

“People just want to twist things and the real reason for me.

“I’ve had a lot of shirts in my playing days and I don’t need Pepe’s shirt for me. Where am I going to keep it? I don’t have a museum. It’s just that my son is a big fan and wanted me to ask.

“That’s what I did. I don’t know how to get something for my son and go viral on social media. This is madness! I thought we should talk about the game. But it was as if I were in fashion.

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