Samuel Eto’o Issues Apology For ‘Violent Altercation’ With Fan In Qatar


Samuel Eto’o has issued an apology after a video appearing to show the football legend involved in an altercation with a fan went viral on Tuesday morning.

The incident was recorded outside Stadium 974 shortly after Brazil’s 4-1 victory over South Korea in the World Cup on Monday night.

The footage appears to show Eto’o kneeing the supporter – now identified as an Algerian YouTuber – in the face and knocking him to the ground.

Eto’o was quickly asked what had happened by reporters, but he was ‘out of his mind’ and was quickly led away by security.

The former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea striker has now released a statement apologising for the incident.

“On last 5 December, after the Brazil-South Korea match, I had a violent altercation with a person who was probably an Algerian supporter,” the statement began. “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 for this unfortunate incident,” Eto’o said in a statement.

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