A migrant father from Syria, who was tripped by a Hungarian camerawoman while holding his son, is to start a new life in Spain.
Osama Abdul Mohsen made the international headlines after being tripped by Hungarian reporter Petra Laszlo when he was running across the Serbia-Hungary border last week.
After travelling to Germany from Hungary, international media identified Mohsen as a football coach, where he had previously worked for Syrian Premier League side Al Fotuwa SC, before fleeing his home as it became engulfed in war.
Following the incident, now Mohsen, along with his 7-year-old son Zaid were due to arrive by train in Madrid late on Wednesday and will work at a football academy in Getafe.
“We will work with Getafe so Osama Abdul Mohsen can train, as he has experience with that, and that his son Zaid can play for the team, and who knows if in the future this can happen with another Spanish club?”, said Sara Hernandez, the mayor of Getafe.
“Sadly they have become known for being tripped by this journalist that showed her xenophobic and intolerant style, but at Getafe we will pay them all the attention they need.”