Ghana footballer who gave wife and girlfriend a shoutout on live TV explains himself

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Surely you recall the footballer who recently shouted out both his wife and "girlfriend" on live TV during a post-match interview.

It was an own-goal for the ages.

Except our protagonist, Ghanaian striker Mohammed Anas, says there's a very wholesome, perfectly logical, totally believable explanation for all this.

We'll let you judge for yourself, though.

Anas plays for Free State Stars FC in South Africa's pro league.

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He scored two goals against Ajax Cape Town recently, which led to the fateful post-match interview.

"And I appreciate my fans, also," Anas says in the clip below.

"My wife and my girlfriend... yeah, I mean my wife. Yeah, sorry to say... I'm sorry... I'm so sorry, my wife..."

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The cringeworthy moment has since garnered international news coverage.

But in an interview with CNN published Wednesday, Anas said this is all a big misunderstanding.

"My family knows that I call my daughter my girlfriend. That's what I was talking about. I don't have a girlfriend," said the suddenly famous football star.

Ohhh, OK. That explains everything, Mohammed.

Uh-huh. Yup. Nothing to see here.

Read the full article here.

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