Sad news for Sakho fans. Speculation had been rife that the French footballer is about to announce his retirement from sports, at age 29, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 23/03/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a footballer isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a footballer just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Friday evening, #ThankYouMamadou was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“Mamadou Sakho was unlike any other footballer we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouMamadou”
— @universalObserver, 22 Mar 2019
“Didn't Mamadou Sakho retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 22 Mar 2019
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