Samuel Eto’o has been caught on camera assaulting a fan outside Stadium 974 following Brazil’s 4-1 win over South Korea on Monday night.
Eto’o, the president of the Cameroon FA, can be seen taking selfies with the fans before a man with a video camera approaches him on his right. It’s unclear what was said to anger Eto’o – who is in Qatar in his role as the 2022 World Cup legacy ambassador – but he reacts furiously and starts chasing the cameraman.
👊 Agresión de Samuel Eto’o is a lover of the salida del partido between Brazil and Korea
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Those around the Cameroonian try to stop him as he approaches the man, seemingly trying to grab hold of him and push him away. He then appears to attack him with a knee, before being restrained again.
The brutal blow appears to happen as the man bends over, unaware that Eto’o is returning to continue the confrontation. Eto’o, who retired from football in 2019, scored 56 goals in 118 caps for Cameroon and represented his country at four World Cups between 1998 and 2014.
Eto’o played for Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea, after coming through Real Madrid’s academy in 1997.