Samuel Eto’o, former Cameroon footballer, was filmed assaulting a fan outside Qatar’s Stadium 974 after Brazil’s 4-1 win over South Korea on Monday night. Eto’o was taking selfies with fans before a man with a video camera approached him to his right.

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It wasn’t clearly audible in the video what was said by the man that annoyed Eto’o. But the former player could be seen taking exception to the comment made by him before chasing him.

Suddenly the now Cameroon FA president Eto’o reacted violently and began to chase the cameraman. Other members of the public around the Cameroonian attempted to hold him back as he approached the man, apparently attempting to grab and shove him away. 

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The video showed a physical fight between the former footballer and the cameraman or supporter. He then appeared to attack the man with a knee and then knock him to the ground.

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The incident appeared to occur as the man was bending down, leaving him unaware of Eto’o returning to continue the confrontation. 

Being a member of the Cameroon national team, Eto’o grabbed the Africa Cup of Nations in 2000 and 2002. Eto’o has performed in four World Cups and six Africa Cup of Nations. He is also the all-time leading scorer in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations, with 18 goals. He is Cameroon’s all-time leading scorer and the third-most-capped player, with 56 goals in 118 caps. Eto’o announced his retirement from international football in 2014.

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A football legend, Eto’o moved to Real Madrid in 1997 when he was a 16-year-old. Later, he played for Barcelona between 2004-09. He has also played for Inter Milan and Chelsea, after coming through Real Madrid’s academy in 1997.

Eto’o was once regarded as one of the best strikers in the world by game experts and is still recognised as one of the best African players of all time.