Following threats from Algerian fans towards Cameroonian striker Ekambi just after a match in the French championship, Samuel Eto’o held an interview last Sunday addressing the FFF (French Football Federation).
The quarrel between Karl Toko Ekambi and the OL supporters during the meeting against Montpellier (5-2) on Saturday continues to make people react.
After receiving a lot of support from his club teammates, the president of the Cameroonian Football Federation Samuel Eto’o also defend his compatriot.
In an interview held on Sunday and relayed by a Cameroonian channels, the former FC Barcelona star invited the French Football Federation to “start by sanctioning provocations on the stands.”
“These behaviors are losing the nobility of football”, he complains. “Cameroon lost one in Algeria, it’s Alber Ebosse. Our young Karl Toko-Ekambi has been the victim of threats from some supporters in France. Let it stop,” he added.
Samuel Eto’o cited his “right to defend and protect Cameroonian professional players around the world”. “Let each country take responsibility… Football is not war”, he added.
The native of Yaoundé concludes by demanding “that those who have come to infiltrate this noble discipline to minimize it begin to understand that Cameroon is not a prankster’s toy”.
Since the elimination of Algeria by Cameroon as part of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, some Algeria fans have not stopped attacking Cameroonians on the lawns and on social media.