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06th Dec 2022

Samuel Eto’o involved in an ugly confrontation with fan outside World Cup match

Lee Costello

Well that escalated quickly.

Samuel Eto’o was involved in an ugly confrontation with a fan before Brazil’s game against South Korea in the World Cup last night.

Footage has emerged of the former Barcelona striker attacking the fan who was holding a camera and following Eto’o around.

The ex-Chelsea star seemed to be content and happy as he was posing for selfies with fans before the match, but whatever was said in this altercation seemed to enrage the former star.

Eto'o fan

Not content with shouting expletives and chasing the fan in question, Eto’o then proceeded to kick him in the face, while a crowd began to gather and split them up.

The clip was posted by La Opinion  and although the Cameroon legend seemed to get a clean strike, the fan did appear to be severely injured.

The 41-year-old forward retired from football in 2019 but actually spent the latter stage of his career in the host nation, playing for Qatar SC.

Eto'o fan

Eto’o would have been at the World Cup to cheer on his home country Cameroon, who, despite beating Brazil in the last round of the group stages, were eliminated before the knockout rounds.

The legendary striker is most famously known for his time in Barcelona, where he won every domestic trophy available to him, but there has been evidence of him being difficult before.

In 2007, he once refused to come on as a substitute despite being told to warm up, and despite playing a key role in winning the treble in 2009 under Pep Guardiola, the now Man City boss was eager to offload him.

He then went to Inter Millan where he won yet another treble, this time working under Jose Mourinho, who he was said to have had a great relationship with.

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