Samuel Eto’o has been filmed appearing to get into a physical altercation after Brazil’s clash against South Korea.
The ex-Chelsea star and current Cameroon FA President had been in attendance at Stadium 974, but his night appeared to take a nasty turn as he got into a row with another man.
Footage posted by La Opinion shows the former Cameroon international – who is out in Qatar through his role as World Cup 2022 legacy ambassador – was originally in high spirits as he was taking selfies with fans.
But his mood soon took a sharp turn after an unknown man appeared.
The clip cuts out between the cameraman arriving alongside Eto’o and the ex-Barcelona star returning to confront him, so it’s unclear what was said to the former footballer.
After multiple advances, Eto’o finally broke past people’s efforts to stop him confronting the man, who appeared to still be filming even when he was trying to defend himself.
As the man was bent down, Eto’o picked his moment and appeared to strike him in the face with his knee, knocking him to the floor.
It appears the man was not badly hurt and was helped to his feet by various onlookers.
The clip ends with the cameraman walking away, shouting at Eto’o as he’s pulled in the other direction.
The 41-year-old retired from football in 2019 after a spell at Qatar SC.
Eto’o’s priority at the 2022 World Cup would’ve been watching former international side Cameroon, who were eliminated in the group stage despite a victory over favourites Brazil.
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