An upsetting video of Syrian refugee who was tripped by a Hungarian camerawoman while holding his son went viral last week has been offered a job and accommodation by a Spanish football academy.
Osama Abdul Mohsen, whose story generated global outrage arrived in Spain late on last night with two of his sons Zaid and 18-year-old son Mohammed.
He was welcomed by a soccer coaching school that has offered him a job and a place to live near Getafe.
School director Miguel Galán told The Associated Press: “Hopefully, this will serve as an example to the rest of Europe. We need to help these people.”
“I am very, very happy when Mr Miguel called [me] to come to Spain,” told Mohsen, a professional soccer coach to a reporter from the Spanish newspaper El Mundo on his train ride from Germany with Zaid and Mohammed. “I see a future for my family in Spain.”
Mohsen’s wife and two more children remain in Turkey and authorities at the football academy are reportedly working
to have the man’s family join him in Spain.
“Before working or anything, I want to gather my family, because now we are all spread out and I just want to see us all together again and try to live happily here,” Mohsen told Reuters.