Malabo - The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations won by Ivory Coast in Equatorial Guinea on Sunday was full of controversy with disputed penalties and rioting supporters, SuperSport reports.
Pictures of a jagged broken mirror used as a missile by a rioter and players attempting to assault a referee in another knockout match involving the host nation were beamed around the world on television.
The incidents did nothing to enhance the reputation of football on the continent, although African Football Confederation (CAF) president Issa Hayatou saw things differently.
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Taking exception to the international media coverage, he insisted the western press was "perpetuating colonisation" as similar events occurred in Europe without as much uproar.
"When something bad happens in Europe, they say it's an error. When something happens in Africa, they begin talking about corruption," said Hayatou.
"The western media are simply here to perpetuate colonisation."
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