A video posted online appears to show former Barcelona and Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o lashing out at a man after a World Cup game in Qatar.
Eto’o, who is now president of his country’s football federation (Fecafoot), posed for several photos with supporters before getting into a violent altercation with another man carrying a video camera.
Footage showed Eto’o advancing towards the man before he was restrained by bystanders, but the 41-year-old then broke free and appeared to lunge at the victim with his knee.
The four-time African Footballer of the Year is also an ambassador for Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, which oversees the staging of the World Cup alongside world governing body Fifa.
Fecafoot and the Supreme Committee have been contacted for comments.
Eto’o, who scored 56 goals in 118 games for Cameroon, was elected president of Fecafoot last December.
He also played for Real Madrid, Mallorca, Inter Milan, Chelsea and Everton.