A Syrian refugee who was filmed being deliberately tripped up by a camerawoman as he fled police in Hungary with his young son has been offered a job
A Syrian refugee who was filmed being deliberately tripped up by a camerawoman as he fled police in Hungary with his young son has been offered a job in Madrid.
The video of Osama Abdul Mohsen falling over with his child in his arms went viral on media and social networks last week
Both of them have now arrived in Madrid. Osama is to work in football after the head of a school for football coaches in the Spanish town of Getafe read he’d done a similar job before in Syria.
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Miguel Ángel Galán from the National Training Center of Football Coaches said he had been happy to help:
“Osama and Said are privileged, they had luck. “Thanks” to the trip they appeared in the news and I could contact them, but there are still a lot of people, thousands of refugees that need our help.”
Father and son are also being provided with an apartment and the authorities are working on getting the rest of the family to join them in Spain.
The camerawoman who later was seen kicking other migrants including a young girl in the leg, is said to have been sacked.