Syrian tripped by Hungarian camerawoman gets job offer at Spanish soccer coaching school
Waylan Choy stashed this in Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away
She fired, he hired. Oh glorious retribution....
A desperate Syrian father, clutching his small son, runs with hundreds fleeing from authorities at an Hungarian camp. Then, a Hungarian camerawoman sticks her leg out and trips him. He tumbles. He screams.
Although he was just one of thousands fleeing war-torn Syria, the incident set off a wave of media coverage, and soon he wasn't a nameless refugee. He is Osama Abdul Mohsen, father to 7-year-old Zaid, and he once coached division one soccer in Syria.
Now, Spain's national soccer coach training center, Cenafe, has arranged for him to come to the country, where a job offer and a place to live near Getafe await him, the Associated Press reported.
"Hopefully, this will serve as an example to the rest of Europe,” school director Miguel Galán said, according to AP. “We need to help these people.”
Sometimes bad things lead to good things.