La Opinion, a Spanish-language newspaper primarily based in Los Angeles, posted a video on its Twitter feed within the early hours of Tuesday morning which it mentioned confirmed Eto‘o clashing with a person preserving a video digicam outdoor Doha’s Stadium 974.
The accompanying record mentioned the 41-year-old four-time African Player of the Year had reacted angrily when he was once approached via the person and struck him as he fell to the bottom within the melee.
“After the Brazil-South Korea match, I had a violent altercation with a person who was probably an Algerian supporter,” Eto’o mentioned in a remark on Twitter.
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“I would like to apologize for losing my temper and reacting in a way that does not match my personality. I apologize to the public for this unfortunate incident.”
Cameroon beat Algeria on away targets within the ultimate two-legged African qualifier for Qatar in March, attaining the World Cup in dramatic taste with an extra-time winner in the second one fit.
“Since the Cameroon-Algeria match on 29 March in Blida, I have been the target of insults and allegations of cheating without any evidence,” Eto’o added. “During this World Cup, Cameroonian fans have been harassed and pestered by Algerians on the same subject. I would like to mention that the scenario of Algeria’s defeat was cruel, but perfectly in line with the rules and ethics of our sport.”
Eto’o famous that all of the appeals via the Algerian Football Federation over the results of the qualifiers were rejected.
“I therefore call on the Algerian authorities and Federation to take their responsibilities to put an end to this unhealthy climate before a more serious tragedy occurs,” he mentioned.
There was once no speedy remark from Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, which organizes the World Cup.
Eto’o, who loved a long occupation on the best of the sport with lengthy spells at Barcelona and Inter Milan, was once appointed a “global ambassador” for the Supreme Committee in 2019.
Cameroon exited the World Cup on the workforce degree regardless of beating Brazil 1-0 of their ultimate fit.