Emmanuel Frimpong: ‘All those at the top making decisions are white men’

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The previous Arsenal midfielder was not stunned by Danny Rose’s exasperation at how soccer handles racism

“You truthfully wouldn’t need to know.” Emmanuel Frimpong laughs when requested how, now that enjoying soccer is not an choice, he spends his days. Life used to maneuver at 100 miles an hour when Frimpong arrived on the scene at Arsenal, or a minimum of it typically appeared that solution to these in his orbit, however issues are totally different now. The hustle and distractions of London have been swapped for the mellower charms of Accra, capital metropolis of Ghana. He describes an existence spent largely watching tv whereas his two‑yr‑previous daughter, Emmanuella, is at playschool and, for somebody who by no means had an excessive amount of hassle courting consideration, the attraction of settling into the background has been surprisingly seductive.

Frimpong introduced his retirement final month on the age of 27 though he had determined to give up lengthy earlier than. In November 2017, he tore a knee ligament when enjoying for the Cypriot aspect Ermis Aradippou and had no urge for food for additional surgical procedure on a joint that had already been operated on twice.

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