Ghanaian referee Charles Bulu collapses during AFCON Match between Ethiopia and Ivory Coast. The referee got sick and crashed in the 80th minute of the match. A real bad luck for him, who didn't even have to referee the match: in fact, the original referee, according to the BBC, was late for the match, so Bulu had to referee the match.
The match was suspended and Bulu was transported to the hospital for treatment. Local media talk about a problem related to the COVID-19 vaccine, but there is no clear news regarding the situation. Initially appointed as the fourth official, Bulu ended up overseeing the qualifier after his compatriot who had been scheduled to officiate the match reportedly tested positive for Covid-19.
Even with Patrice Beaumelle’s men leading the Walias 3-1, fourth official Koussi Biro was not eligible to conclude the game as he is Ivorian. Meanwhile, speaking of Ghana and sport, Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, presented a customized Real Madrid jersey to President Akufo-Addo as his birthday present to the Ghanaian leader at his office at Jubilee House in Accra.
The jersey was autographed by some of the players of Real Madrid.
Jeremy Chardy and vaccine problems: what we need to know
As everyone knows, weeks ago, French tennis player Jeremy Chardy released statements about his current physical condition to the newspaper L ’Equipe.
The French tennis player has announced that his 2021 season has ended prematurely due to a series of problems that are holding him back at this stage: according to what was stated by the former player number 25 in the ATP ranking, the main cause is an adverse reaction to the vaccine.
. The topic has always created controversy and confrontation between the various tennis players on the Tour, with several who did not take a position and others who initially challenged it and openly declared not to do so (some only later changed their mind).
A concrete example is the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas who, after much criticism of refusing to administer it, did not hide his intention to receive the serum before the end of the year. Chardy underwent the administration of the anti-Covid serum between the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the US Open and the result was not effective over time: "Since I received the inoculation, I have more than one problem to deal with.
Consequently, I can't play tennis, I can't even train. I prefer to take more time to treat myself and be sure that, in the future, I will have no further complications. At the moment my vintage is at a standstill and I don't even know when I will resume.
So now I regret taking the vaccine, but I couldn't know. It is the first time that the idea has crossed my mind that next season could be the last." Chardy's performance in the period highlighted was not exciting, a bit like the rest of the 2021 tournaments: in fact, in Cincinnati he was eliminated in the qualifiers by the American Sandgren, while in the last Grand Slam competition in New York the Frenchman had tried to keep up with the Italian Matteo Berrettini, without succeeding.