Cameroon soccer federation president and former star participant Samuel Eto’o was filmed apparently kicking a person to the bottom in an altercation exterior a World Cup stadium early Tuesday.
Eto’o had paused to pose for images with followers close to Stadium 974 after Brazil beat South Korea 4-1. Footage circulating on social media confirmed him then reacting to feedback by a person holding a digicam.
The previous Barcelona and Inter Milan ahead was initially held again by folks in his entourage then acquired clear and appeared to purpose a kick on the man, who fell backwards to the bottom.
Eto’o has been in Qatar as president of the soccer federation of Cameroon, which was eradicated within the group stage final week.
He additionally represents Qatar’s World Cup organizing committee as a International Legacy Ambassador since 2019 and is a part of the FIFA Legends program that makes use of former gamers to advertise soccer.
It was unclear in what capability Eto’o attended the sport Monday night time.
Qatari organizers stated Eto’o had not been their visitor on the sport. FIFA didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark. A spokesman for the Cameroon federation didn’t instantly reply telephone calls or reply to messages in search of remark.
Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Supply and Legacy, which oversees the World Cup, and its authorities didn’t instantly reply to questions concerning the incident.
Eto’o performed at 4 World Cups for Cameroon between 1998 and 2014, and was elected to guide its soccer federation one yr in the past.