Samuel Eto’o brutally attacks photographer

Samuel Eto’o has been caught on camera kneeing a photographer in the head at the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar.

The Cameroonian legend has been a regular at games in the Middle East and was in attendance once more for Brazil’s last-16 showdown with South Korea.

While many walked away from that contest happy after seeing the Selecao put in a dazzling display of attacking intent during a 4-1 win, Eto’o found cause to pick an argument with a cameraman outside the venue and became caught up in a violent scuffle, with La Opinion catching the shocking incident on camera.

Algerian YouTuber Said Mamouni was the man that took the blow from Eto’o, and he has since released a video confirming that he has reported the incident to Qatari police.

“I’m at the police station to file a complaint against Etoo, he hit me and someone else with him pushed me and destroyed my camera,” Mamouni said on his YouTube channel. ”I asked him how is Bakary Gassama [African World Cup playoff referee], and if he gave him a bribe, he hit me and destroyed both my camera and mic, I know I will take my rights here in Qatar as it is a state of law, he did hit me in the chest and the face and in my elbow.”

Eto’o is a legend in his native Cameroon, having scored more goals (56) for his country than any other player, and collected several major honours during a club career that took him to places such as Barcelona, Inter and Chelsea.

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While Eto’o was clearly wound up after Brazil’s latest outing in Qatar, the Selecao impressed many with their free-flowing football and eye-catching dance moves, with the South Americans beginning to move through the gears in pursuit of a sixth global crown.

Source: Goal