Fulham have decided axe a player of theirs after he ‘refused to take part in a post-match training session’ on Saturday afternoon.
French striker Aboubakar Kamara is said to have snubbed a warm-down after the Cottagers had played out a 2-2 draw at West Brom at the weekend.
Because of his antics, the Premier League outfit decided to get rid of him by negotiating a deal to get him gone, according to various reports.
Kamara reportedly turned down a move to Championship promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough and instead headed back to his homeland where he signed for Dijon of Ligue 1.
The 25 year old spent the whole game on the bench, however decided to go against what he was being instructed, in that substitutes have short training sessions, which sees them do running drills, after the full-time whistle.
Kamara, it is understood, did not complete his duties despite firm instructions from coaching staff to do so which only caused anger.
He completed the loan deal to Dijon, who are struggling in their division, two days later with the negotiations described as ‘strained’.
Kamara has been known to be a controversial character and has previously got himself in the headlines for his disruptive behaviour in the past. No wonder the club lost their patience and got rid.
In 2019, he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a security guard at Fulham’s Motspur Park training ground – before getting banished from training by then manager Claudio Ranieri for being a disruptive influence. Eeek.
He also had to be dragged away from fellow striker Aleksandar Mitrovic after he refused to let the Serbian take a penalty and then clashed with him again because Kamara was talking during a team yoga session.
Speaking about Kamara and Neeskens Kebano’s deadline day departures, Fulham gaffer Scott Parker said: “They haven’t played a lot of football.
“To be fair to them, I can’t offer them guaranteed football. The best thing for the dynamics of the squad is for those players to go and get some football.”
2013–2015 – Monaco B – 26 games (15 goals)
2014–2015 – Monaco – 2 games (0 goals)
2015–2016 – Kortrijk – 12 games (0 goals)
2016–2017 – Amiens – 45 games (15 goals)
2016–2017 – Amiens B – 1 game (0 goals)
2017– Fulham – 77 games (14 goals)
2019 → Yeni Malatyaspor (loan) – 10 games (1 goal)
2021– → Dijon (loan)
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Kamara’s controversial moments
1. Penalty row with Aleksandar Mitrovic, 29th of December 2018
Ranieri said he wanted ‘to kill’ Kamara after he wanted to take a penalty against his manager’s orders in Fulham’s 1-0 win against Huddersfield.
Kamara went on to miss from the spot in the 82nd minute with the score goalless at Craven Cottage at that time.
Kamara wrestled the ball from Mitrovic and ignored all attempts from his team-mates to give the ball back.
Mitrovic grabbed a late winner
2. Alleged fight with Mitrovic during a team yoga session
Kamara and Mitrovic were pulled apart in the wake of their penalty row.
The fight was reportedly sparked when Kamara started speaking before Mitrovic told him to ‘shut up’ in no uncertain terms and the pair had to be pulled away.
3. Arrest on suspicion of actual bodily harm at club’s training ground, January 2019
Police were called to Fulham’s training base in Motspur Park due to reports of an altercation involving Kamara.
He was arrested after the incident and was banned from the training ground and club activities.
He had already been told to stay away from first team training by Claudio Ranieri.
4. Fulham axe Kamara on loan after the player refused to take part in post-match training, January 2021
Sportsmail understands his departure was negotiated in strained circumstances after he declined to take part in a short training warm down following the 2-2 draw against West Brom.
Fans reacted after seeing that Fulham axe the player after he ‘refused to take part in a post-match training session’…
@We_are_Boro: Looks like we dodged a bullet with this guy.
@BigJimmy_V: Dreadful mentality , I’ll never forget him fighting people demanding to take a penalty then missing it
@Jordanwalker280: Blessing in disguise
@tom_mcgarry17: Looks like we dodged a massive bullet
@kgaskin71: Good riddance. He trapped the ball further than most people could kick it! Technically terrible with an awful attitude. Please don’t come back.
@GrinhamPeter: Not remotely near premiership quality. Arguably lower half championship standard. No football brain; couldn’t trap a bag of cement and no composure in front of goal. Ironic he went to Dijon, cos mustard he ain’t.
@grannylovekin: Silly boy. Always a liability waiting to happen sadly.
@claptonismav: Awful player, time to get rid properly
@drh183: Get rid of him permanently, should never been allowed back to the club after his last unprofessional behaviour. He is not a Premiership player and is more of a nuisance to the club. Off you go and don’t come back!!
@KameekMusic: Well I will say that is credit to TK in getting him out so quickly then…
@AdamFFC: Here we go again
@FulhamPositive: Makes much more sense now. Can’t have this if you are wanting to make a late run. #FulhamFC
@KingKamara47: Doesn’t help himself does he
@danpowellffc: Good riddance. See ya
@eddieffc: LOOOL this guy doesn’t stop doing this shit