Who is Salome Khorasanchi? Model's husband Oguchi Onyewu jokes about choking female co-host

Ex-soccer player Oguchi Onyewu, 39, married to Salome Khorasanchi, told his female co-host Janelly Farias Rodríguez, 'I will come across this desk and choke you'


                            Who is Salome Khorasanchi? Model's husband Oguchi Onyewu jokes about choking female co-host
Oguchi Onyewu from the US national soccer team handles the ball during training on June 1, 2010 in Pretoria, South Africa (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Former United States men's national soccer team (USMNT) player Oguchialu Chijioke Onyewu had to apologize to his female co-host Janelly Farias, for joking on-air that he would "choke" her. The on-air incident involving the ex-soccer player, also called Oguchi Onyewu, happened on Sunday, June 6, during CBS Sports’ broadcast of the USMNT vs. Mexico game in Denver.

According to reports, while hosting the game, Onyewu went off-script with Janelly Farias Rodríguez -- a US-born Mexican footballer who plays as a center back for Liga MX Femenil club CD Guadalajara. He said to her, “I will come across this desk and choke you.”

Reportedly, the 39-year-old was joking as he laughed while saying that sentence, but the Internet was not in the mood to take the on-air incident so lightly. He faced such severe online backlash that he had to say sorry to Rodríguez, who also plays for the Mexico women's national team.

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“Joking live on national TV that you are gonna come across the table and choke your female colleague is probably not a good thing to do... and by probably not a good thing to do I mean... don’t fucking do it dude. #USMNT @CBSSports #CONCACAF #USAvMEX,” a user tweeted. The second one said, “Never knew oguchi onyewu sounded like mike tyson.”



 



 

Later, Onyewu told Rodríguez: “Early in the show, you know, throughout our banter back and forth, I got carried away for sure. And I said a stupid thing that should’ve never come out of my mouth. And I am deeply sorry for it and I apologize to you and I hope that you can forgive me and don’t take any offense to it. So, I just really want to sincerely apologize for what I said.”

His apology came when all the hosts of the game were commenting on USMNT’s 3-2 win over Mexico in the CONCACAF Nations League final. The female player also did not exaggerate the matter and smiled and fist-bump Onyewu. “I think the fact that you can say that on national television speaks volumes of you,” Rodríguez added.

Janelly Farias #3 of Mexico heads the ball away from Carli Lloyd #10 of the United States during the first half of the 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying semifinals at Dignity Health Sports Park on February 7, 2020 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)



 



 



 

The apology was also appreciated widely by the social media users as a person shared, “Thank you #KateAbdo, I totally agree #OguchiOnyewu is a good man and we all make a bad choice of words at times. And so have I, as long as we sincerely apologize for our stupidity that's what matters most. @kate_abdo @OguchiOnyewu5 @janellyfarias.”

The other tweet read, “People are SO SOFT!!!!! But… they handled the situation like pros, and class acts. Case closed! Applause to both! Next…” “I'll admit his trembling voice apology seemed sincere, and he knew the second it came out of his mouth what he said was fucked up. But what he said was pretty bad and I don't think I could have sat there as calmly as she did. So kudos to HER!” a user added.

Who is Salome Khorasanchi? 

Onyewu is married to Salome Khorasanchi. However, there is no information about when they tied the knot and if they share any children together. There is also very little information online about Khorasanchi.

Oguchi Onyewu is married to Salomé Khorasanchi (Facebook/ Salomé Khorasanchi)

According to reports, she is an entrepreneur and a model. She basically belongs to Tehran, Iran, but has been living in Belgium for more than 20 years. It has been said that besides working as a wedding planner, Khorasanchi also helps her family in their glass business that reaches across Europe and the Mid-East market including Dubai. Not just that, she and her family help underprivileged girls in Iran to with their education.

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