The Syrian refugee who was tripped by a Hungarian camerawoman as he ran with his terrified son in his arms at a border crossing has been offered a job coaching football at a Spanish school.
Osama Abdul Mohsen and his young son, Zaid, were filmed being kicked by Petra Laszlo as they fled across a field on the Hungarian-Serbian border.Mohsen had worked as a football coach in Syria.
Staff at a school for football coaches tracked down the devoted father – and offered to help him rebuild his life by giving him a job and accommodation.
The school, which is known as CENAFE and is situated on the outskirts of Madrid, said it made the kind offer after its president, Miguel Ángel Galán, witnessed Mohsen’s plight in the Spanish media.
‘When we saw the story of Mohsen published in the newspapers we felt very bad about it,’ Galán told El País, explaining how he had managed to contact the father and son via a Spanish journalist.’We are a centre for coaches and we like to help everyone who works in this area,’