Samuel Eto’o filmed attacking man at World Cup in wild video

Samuel Eto’o filmed attacking man at World Cup in wild video

Soccer legend Samuel Eto’o appeared to lash out at a YouTuber in a violent altercation following Brazil’s 4-1 World Cup rout of South Korea on Monday.

The previous Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea star was seemingly content material taking selfies with followers whereas exiting Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar, smiling and taking a second to pause for the group forming round him.

Just a few moments later, nonetheless, video reveals a person carrying a digital camera starting to comply with Eto’o as he walks away from the group, repeatedly saying one thing as Eto’o tries to keep away from him.

Then, after briefly strolling away, an enraged Eto’o storms again and begins to cost on the man, who recognized himself as Stated Mamouni, an Algerian YouTuber with over 67,000 followers. As he begins to run away and try and stave off Eto’o (whereas nonetheless recording), the previous ahead is held again by a bunch of individuals in hopes to diffuse the scenario.

Their efforts have been for naught. Eto’o shortly broke away from the group, and once more charged at Mamouni, who was crouching down. Now not restrained, Eto’o viciously kneed Mamouni within the face, who subsequently fell backwards to the bottom.

Eto’o was restrained once more and at last taken away by members of his entourage. Mamouni was capable of shortly get again to his ft and stroll away, though it’s unclear what, if any, accidents he incurred.

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Mamouni stated in a video posted to his YouTube web page that he reported Eto’o to police in Dubai.

“I’m on the police station to file a grievance in opposition to Eto’o,” Mamouni stated within the video. “He hit me and another person with him pushed me and destroyed my digital camera.”

The 41-year-old Eto’o has been in Qatar because the president of the Cameroon soccer federation after enjoying 118 video games and 4 World Cups for the nation — a title he’s held since final yr — and likewise serves as a “legacy ambassador” for the event.

One of many final groups to qualify, Cameroon was a controversial World Cup entry after defeating Algeria to ebook its ticket earlier this yr and that’s what sparked the altercation, in accordance with Mamouni. Algeria was incensed with the officiating in that recreation and known as for the match to be formally replayed.

Mamouni claimed that Eto’o misplaced his anger after he requested him if he took a bribe from referee Bakary Papa Gassama, the official answerable for Cameroon’s World Cup qualifying win over Algeria.

After Cameroon was eradicated from the World Cup within the group stage, it’s unknown in what capability Eto’o was attending the sport. A Cameroonian federation spokesperson and FIFA each didn’t reply to the Related Press’ request for touch upon the incident.

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