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Cameroonian Soccer Player Dies After Fan-Thrown Object Hits Him In Head

Albert Ebosse was pronounced dead shortly after his team lost to USM Alger in the Algerian football championship. Fans allegedly threw rocks on the pitch as both teams were heading for the locker rooms after a 2-1 win over JS Kabylie. Ebosse was hit in the head and taken to the hospital in Tizi Ouzou, where he was pronounced dead. He was 24 years old.


In the video below, you can see Ebosse score a penalty and then after his celebration, it cuts to a frenetic shot inside a locker room with what looks to be Ebosse wrapped in cloth before he was taken to the hospital.

Issa Hayatou, president of the Confederation of African Football offered condolences and condemned the incident as hooliganism.

"African football cannot be the breeding ground for hooliganism whatsoever. We expect exemplary sanctions to be taken against this grave act of violence. Violence has no place in African football in particular and sports in general. We remain resolute and state in the strongest terms our determination to eradicate all forms of violence and unsportsmanlike conduct in stadiums on the continent. "

h/t tomuban

Cameroonian striker Albert Ebosse dies after being hit by object thrown from stands [Telegraph]

Cameroon player Albert Ebosse dies after spectators throw objects during game in Algeria [Metro]