The president of the Cameroonian football federation Samuel Eto’o has finally spoken after the fight with a cameraman last December 5, at the end of the Brazil-South Korea match In Qatar. The star makes his mea-culpa.
“A violent altercation opposed me to a person apparently supporting Algeria. I deeply regret losing my temper and reacting in a way that doesn’t fit my personality. I apologize to the public for this unfortunate incident,” the football legend said in a statement released on Tuesday.
“I pledge to continue to resist the incessant provocations and daily harassment of some Algerian supporters,” he added before explaining more about the incident.
Samuel Eto’o claims that since the Cameroon-Algeria match on March 29 in Blida, he has been the target of insults and baseless allegations of cheating.
“During this World Cup, Cameroonian fans were harassed and annoyed by Algerians on the same subject. I would like to remind you that the scenario of the elimination of Algeria was cruel but perfectly in line with the rules and ethics of our sport. All appeals lodged by the Algerian Football Federation with the competent courts have been rejected. Therefore, I ask the Algerian authorities and the sister federation of Algeria to take their responsibilities to put an end to this deleterious climate before a more serious tragedy occurs”.
“To the Fennecs supporters, I express the wish that they find peace and manage to overcome the disappointment of a painful elimination but now behind us,” concluded the former FC Barcelona striker.