He disclosed that he asked for ‘her number’ but she refused to give it to him.

A trending Ivorian football fan, Anselme Santos, who was caught on camera trying to woo a lady sitting beside him in the stands, has reportedly issued an apology to his wife and children.

The lustful moment was captured by the camera during the heat of celebration of Ivory Coast’s Round of 16 victory against defending champions Senegal at the ongoing African Cup Of Nations.

His determined effort to engage in a conversation with his beautiful seat-mate, which was captured on camera, quickly transformed into instant meme material.

According to reports, Santos has expressed remorse for any distress his actions may have caused to his family.


“In the euphoria, I told him ‘give your number’. It wasn’t mean, but she didn’t want to. So I didn’t insist. I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to the lady, my wife, and my children,” he said.

Ivory Coast have made it to the quarter-finals of the competition despite having to endure what has been a rollercoaster campaign so far.

The host country, which advanced from the group stages of the competition as the best loser (third place), faced the brink of elimination when they played Senegal in the round of 16.

Thanks to a Frank Kessie’s equalizer four minutes before regular time, the hosts proceeded through a penalty shootout.

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