Facebook Rant: Ghana FA Hit Goalkeeper Brimah With $2500 Fine
The Ghanaian Football Association (FA) have fined Black Stars goalkeeper Razak Brimah to the tune of US$2500 fine in response to his foul-mouthed rant on Facebook against those criticizing his performances at the ongoing 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
In response, the GFA issued a statement condemning his conduct and further stated that Brimah will forfeit half of his win bonus (the money will be donated to charity upon Ghana’s return from the AFCON) in addition to writing a formal apology. According to the statement, the punishment is due to a breach of the code of conduct of the Black Stars, which states in Article 6(1)& (2):
1 – During the periods of camping all members of the Delegation, particularly players are forbidden to engage in any discussions, and/or any form of communication with player agents, scouts, journalists and all other unauthorized personnel except with the express permission of the Head Coach or Leader of Delegation.
2 – Any player who violates Clause 1 of this article shall be subject to a fine of not less than $1,000.00 In pursuance thereof, the GFA has decided to impose a fine of $2,500 on Brimah which will be donated to a charity in Ghana.