Samuel Eto’o is filmed ATTACKING a person exterior World Cup stadium after watching Brazil’s win in opposition to South Korea… with Barcelona legend and present Cameroon FA president showing to lose his mood earlier than KNEEING cameraman within the face
Stunning footage has emerged on-line of soccer legend and present Cameroon FA president Samuel Eto’o attacking a person exterior a stadium on the World Cup in Qatar.
The unbelievable clip reveals the previous Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea striker leaving Stadium 974 in Doha, having simply watched Brazil romp to victory against South Korea of their round-of-16 match.
At first, Eto’o seems pleased to pose for photographs with ready followers as he makes his method out of the venue, earlier than a person with a video digital camera approaches him to his proper.
The footage, filmed by La Opinion, then seemingly reveals the pair exchanging phrases, earlier than the video cuts to some seconds later, and Eto’o returning to the scene to confront the person.
It’s unclear what was stated to rile Eto’o – who’s in Qatar in his role as World Cup 2022 legacy ambassador – however he reacts furiously and begins to push the cameraman.
Samuel Eto’o (proper) has been pictured alongside a bunch of massive names in Qatar this month. Above, he stands with FIFA President Gianni Infantino (left) forward of Cameroon vs Serbia
At this level, numerous onlookers step in to try to quell the disruption, however Eto’o is about on chasing the person and ultimately must be held again as he continues to try to confront him.
With 4 males holding Eto’o again, the footage then reveals him giving his telephone to a person, earlier than breaking out of the huddle to knee the person within the face, knocking him to the bottom.
The brutal blow seems to happen as the person is bending down, leaving him unaware of Eto’o returning to proceed the confrontation.
Though understandably shocked, the unknown man is helped to his toes and didn’t look like badly damage by the stunning blow, whereas Eto’o is held again once more by two males.
Eto’o is finest remembered for his five-year spell with Barcelona, the place he performed 199 occasions
Eto’o is presently president of the Cameroon Soccer Federation, and is in Qatar with the group
As reported by La Opinion, Eto’o was rapidly requested what had occurred by reporters, however he was ‘out of his thoughts’ and was rapidly led away by safety.
An hour earlier than the unsavory incident occurred, Eto’o was pictured contained in the stadium with former NFL participant Chad Johnson whereas watching the Brazil match.
His major concern in Qatar was, clearly, watching his nation Cameroon and the way their match unfolded, however it got here to a disappointing finish with a gaggle stage exit – regardless of a victory over Brazil.
DailyMail.com has contacted each Eto’o and the Cameroon Soccer Federation for remark.
Eto’o retired from taking part in the sport in 2019, following a spell in Qatar with Qatar SC. He’s most well-known for spells with Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea, after coming by means of Actual Madrid’s academy in 1997.
Eto’o (second left) launches the World Cup at a fan park in Doha alongside a bunch of different footballing legends, together with Ronald de Boer, Cafu and Xavi (left-right)
Eto’o performed for Chelsea (pictured) and Everton within the Premier League throughout his profession
He additionally has 118 caps for his nation – the second-most of any participant in historical past.
It isn’t the primary time the 41-year-old has hit headlines for non-footballing causes in current months, having been handed a 22-month suspended jail sentence in June for a £3m tax fraud, having did not declare earnings from the switch of picture rights.
In line with Sport, the previous Barcelona and Inter Milan striker admitted the offence however alleges that he was a sufferer of manipulation by his former agent Jose Maria Mesalles.
The fraud pertains to Eto’o failing to declare earnings derived from the switch of picture rights to Puma and Barcelona in his private earnings tax return between 2006 and 2009.