Cameroon FA president, Samuel Eto’o issues apology for attacking Algerian YouTuber who asked if he ‘bribed a World Cup play-off referee’


Cameroon FA president, Samuel Eto

Samuel Eto’o has issued an apology after getting into a physical altercation with an Algerian YouTuber whilst in Dubai for the World Cup. 


The ex-Barcelona and Chelsea striker was caught on camera kneeing a man as he filmed him while he left Stadium 974 in Doha where Brazil had just beaten South Korea 4-1 Monday December 5. 


Eto’o lost his temper after the YouTuber named Said Mamouni asked whether Eto’o had given the referee a bribe before Cameroon’s crucial playoff victory over Algeria in March, which granted his side a place at the World Cup in Qatar.


The former striker, who is currently Cameroon FA president issued a statement apologising for his actions. 


In his statement, Eto’o wrote: ‘On 5 December, after the Brazil-South Korea match, I had a violent altercation with a person who was probably an Algerian supporter. 


‘I would like to apologise for losing my temper and reacting in a way that does not match my personality. I apologise to the public…

Source: Linda Ikeji