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Scandal in Monaco: Camara sticks over LGBTQ logo

On the last matchday of Ligue 1, Monaco’s Mohamed Camara made negative headlines. Among other things, the midfielder pasted over the anti-homophobic badge on the chest of his jersey. The country’s sports minister is now calling for harsh punishment

Mohamed Camara made a statement on Sunday that did not go down well at all. The AS Monaco midfielder refused to take part in the campaign organized by Ligue 1 to combat homophobia.

The 24-year-old covered the logo supporting the LGBTQ community on his chest and also the rainbow that had been added to the Ligue 1 logo on his sleeve with white tape. Monaco coach Adi Hütter simply said: “We as a club support the league’s action. His action was a personal decision. There will be an internal discussion with him. “

Sports minister finds Camara’s behavior “unacceptable “

Camara’s statement is clearly perceived as a homophobic offense in France. French Sports Minister Amelie Oudea-Castera called for “the strongest sanctions” against the midfielder on Monday. “It’s unacceptable behavior,” she told French radio station RTL. “I had the opportunity last night to tell the league what I think about it and such behavior must be punished with the harshest sanctions against the player and the club.”

Camara moved to Monaco from RB Salzburg in the summer of 2022. He has made 57 appearances for Monaco so far and scored one goal. His only goal to date came at the weekend in a 4-0 win over FC Nantes. But instead of positive headlines, the 24-year-old is now facing completely different issues

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