Eto’o kneels blogger in viral World Cup video

Former Cameroon World Cup star Samuel Eto’o went into hiding on Tuesday after showing on his knees within the face of an Algerian blogger in a viral video.

The 41-year-old Cameroon federation president and ambassador for the Qatar World Cup flew right into a rage after being accosted as he left Brazil’s 4-1 victory over South Korea in Doha on Monday night time.

The video confirmed the four-time African participant of the yr breaking free from folks making an attempt to carry him again and bringing the face of the blogger, generally known as Sadouni SM, to his knees.

The person fell backwards after being hit. Eto’o was eliminated and has not commented or seen since.

A Cameroonian federation official stated former Barcelona striker Eto’o didn’t wish to speak in regards to the incident.

The African soccer legend was surrounded as quickly as he left the 974 Stadium the place the spherical of 16 match was being performed.

Carrying a blue baseball cap, he’s seen taking selfies with some followers earlier than being approached by the Algerian.

It’s unknown what remark was made, however Eto’o handed his cellphone to a person earlier than pounced on the blogger to ship the knee strike.

Sadouni SM stated in a video posted on-line on Tuesday that his digital camera and microphone have been “destroyed” within the incident.

“It hit me,” the person provides, pointing to his chin.

Cameroon beat Algeria on away objectives on this yr’s World Cup qualifiers and Algeria later sentenced the referee.

“I did all this for Algeria,” Sadouni SM says within the video.

«Now I am on the police station for the investigation.

“This video must be shared. Since Eto’o is a star, I am afraid they’ll cowl up the investigation, however I belief the Qatari police,” she added.

The Qatar World Cup organizing committee didn’t instantly touch upon the incident. Eto’o toured Senegal, Cameroon and Ghana in August to advertise the World Cup.

The previous worldwide has a historical past of flaming fireplace, receiving a 3 match ban in 2010 for headbutting an opponent whereas enjoying for Inter Milan.