MADRID – The Syrian refugee who was tripped at a border hotspot by a Hungarian journalist while carrying his son will live in a Madrid suburb after a Spanish soccer academy convinced him to take an apartment offer and help to rebuild his life.
Luiz Miguel Pedraza of the CENAFE school that trains soccer coaches says Osama Abdul Mohsen is on a train expected to arrive in Madrid at midnight Wednesday, accompanied by a graduate of the school.
Pedraza said Mohsen will stay near the school's facility in Getafe.
Mohsen was a soccer coach in Syria. The school wants to find him a job in soccer but he first needs to learn Spanish.
Camerawoman Petra Laszlo was fired after footage was aired of her tripping Mohsen and kicking other migrants.