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On-loan Norwich City striker Dieumerci Mbokani says he no longer wants to play for Congo after unfair treatment following the Brussels terror attacks. Grant Hill Pistons Jersey . The 30-year-old escaped unhurt from Zaventem Airport on March 22 and said he was too traumatised to travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo for two African Nations Cup qualifiers.He missed the home and away legs against Angola but team-mate Cedric Bakambu, who plays for Spanish club Villarreal, was booked on the same plane and arrived in Kinshasa the next day after taking an alternative flight. Congolese Football Federation (CFF) president Constant Omari, who is also a FIFA executive committee member, told a French radio station that Mbokani faces a possible sanction because he did not arrive for the games.But Mbokani told Sky Sports News HQ: There wasnt an agreement with me and Congo like there was with me and Norwich. Norwich knew where I was coming from and with Congo it was a misunderstanding.I was caught up in current events which led to this current situation and I think it might be the best time to stop playing international football, thats my stance on it.In normal circumstances of course I want to play for them but in exceptional circumstances I was disappointed they couldnt see where I was coming from. Villarreals Cedric Bakambu travelled to Congo despite being at Brussels airport And he added on Congolese radio: I was at Brussels airport at the time of the attacks. Immediately after, I called the vice-president Theo Binamungu and he promised to call me but, since that day, no one called me, not even a message of support and encouragement from what happened to me.I stayed in Brussels with my family, which I almost lost in the attacks. I asked my team to give me a few days of rest; time for me to recover from the trauma. Someone from the Congolese tried to make me travel to Kinshasa.But CFF president Omari told Sky Sports News HQ: He hasnt been in touch directly with the CFF to say hes quitting international football. Ive only read the reports in the press like everyone else.Its not for Mbokani to quit international football. You cant just get up in the morning and decide youre not playing for your country anymore. Its up to the national selectors if they want to pick him.No door has been closed but if he wants to play international football again then hed have to apologise and explain his actions. Mbokani has shown disrespect for the national side over the situation.Mbokani shouldnt have been caught up in the terror attacks since the ticket the FA had bought for him was to fly 24 hours before. But he decided to change the ticket, without explaining why. If he had respected the ticket the national team had sent, he would have arrived.The national coordinator did call back, Mbokani picked up, heard the voice, then hung up and hasnt been in touch again since. Also See: Norwich video Norwich fixtures Norwich stats Get a £10 free bet Christian Laettner Pistons Jersey . -- Darrelle Revis says at least 26 teams called after he was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rick Mahorn Jersey . Gauteng High Court Judge Dunstan Mlambo ruled Tuesday that South African media houses will be allowed to install three remote controlled cameras in court for the Olympic athletes trial starting next week to capture images that likely will be seen by millions around the world.Following the protest of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, NFL players have spoken out on both sides of the social justice argument. Kaepernick, who kneels during the national anthem before each game, has sparked a debate on the treatment of minorities in America. While some support his cause, as well as his right to protest, others have criticised the move as unpatriotic and disrespectful.Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin supports Kaepernicks protests, and the involvement of others willing to stand up and have their say. Colin Kaepernick #7, began the protest during the pre-season. He has now garnered support from across the league Theres a lot of things going on in our communities that shouldnt be happening, and thats basically what the message is. And we need to change that.The only way we can change things is sitting down and having a conversation with each other about how to change those things. Kapernick kneel a national issue We take to Sky News US correspondant Greg Milam on the debate The Seahawks players and coaching staff have linked arms during the anthem as a means of promoting unity and togetherness, aiming to build bridges with community law enforcement. Baldwin doesnt shy away from the platform being a professional athlete has given him. His opinion suggests that NFL players, as role models, have a greater sphere of influence than politicians and that should be taken seriously as a responsibility.Kids today might not hear what Barack Obama has to say, or what political figures have to say, but they love their athletes, so the voice that we have is very powerful in reaching the younger generation.We can let them know that there are things that need too be changed, and hopefully they can change them. Jerry Stackhouse Pistons Jersey. The conversation has been started, people are hearing us and now theyre listening. Doug Baldwin believes athletes have an opportunity to influence future generations Last month Baldwins team mate, cornerback Richard Sherman, used his press conference to address the issue of social justice as a national issue. I think you have players that are trying to take a stand and trying to be aware of social issue and try to make a stand and increase peoples awareness and put a spotlight on it and theyre being ignored. Whether theyre taking a knee or whether theyre locking arms, theyre trying to bring people together and unite them for a cause.The reason these guys are kneeling, the reason were locking arms is to bring people together - to make people aware that this is not right. Its not right for people to get killed in the street. Cornerback Richard Sherman has used press conferences to address the social justice issues in America The Seahawks are trying to promote Kaepernicks message in a different way. Though the 49ers QB now has much support throughout the league, he cut an isolated figure as others weighed up his viewpoint and how best to respond.In Seattle, the decision to link arms was a team-led one, which they hope will be interpreted in the right way: building bridges for a stronger community. Watch the Seahawks take on the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday October 16, from 9pm on Sky Sports 2. Also See: Kaepernick to start for 49ers Kaepernick knee a national issue Neil Reynolds Pick Six NFL week five round-up Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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