Former Cameroonian international goalkeeper, Joseph-Antoine Bell (sometimes referred to as JoJo Bell) is not very happy with Southern Cameroon protesters who desecrated the Cameroon flag at the Cameroon High Commission in Canada.
In his recent appearance on Equinoxe television, Jojo Bell expressed his disgust by saying:
“I was raised to the defense of the national flag so much that even while playing football all the spectators can tell you all about the national flag. Now what do we see? We see people attacking us because we recognize ourselves in this flag. And any attack on this flag is an aggression against us. I do not see how we can tolerate people who attack us. We are brothers, we have the same flag. So we can claim precisely by wearing the flag not by humiliating the flag, tearing it, trampling it and so on.”
On the ongoing political crisis in the English speaking regions of Cameroon he said:
“I heard someone say that anglophones are fighting because they want the freedom to be president. I believe that there is no text in Cameroon that prohibits an anglophone from being president. It just says that if a francophone is president, an anglophone would have to be in this or that position. So if an anglophone is president, a francophone would have to be at that other position. There is no text that limits the expression of Anglophones. “