Angry Soccer Fans Kill Star Player

Albert Ebosse dies after Algerian fans start throwing things

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 24, 2014 2:35 PM CDT

(Newser) – Algerian soccer fans angry over their team's 2-1 loss started throwing objects—reportedly rocks—at their players, and the defeat quickly turned tragic when 24-year-old JS Kabylie player Albert Ebosse got hit in the head. The star striker later "succumbed to a head injury," according to a team statement, and died in the hospital, reports the BBC. Ebosse, a Cameroonian who was the Algerian league's leading goal scorer in the 2013-2014 season, had scored his team's lone goal, notes the Daily Mirror. The president of the Confederation of African Football called for "exemplary sanctions" to be taken and said that soccer "cannot be the breeding ground for hooliganism whatsoever."

Albert Ebosse.
Albert Ebosse.   (News Today)
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