It turns out that when you play Cameroon, if one former Premier League star doesn’t get you, a current one will.
Trailing 4-0 to Croatia in the closing stages after Alex Song’s senseless red card in the first half, Benjamin Moukandjo went to walk past Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto. This is what happened next.
Clearly angered by the Indomitable Lions impending World Cup exit, the 30 year old left back, who spent the season on loan at Queens Park Rangers, remarkably lashed out with a headbutt on his own team-mate. The pair had to be separated by veteran forward Pierre Webo.
Anger management training ahead of Cameroon’s final group fixture with Brazil might be on the agenda.
Benoit Assou Ekotto and Alex Song… If one doesn’t get you with the sneak elbow then the ‘fro will bring you down. pic.twitter.com/OfQWymEnuB
— NOW TV Sport (@NOWTVSport) June 19, 2014
With his barnet, a headbutt is probably the least effective attack @AssouEkotto could have dished out last night.
— Dan Perry (@dantperry) June 19, 2014
That Assou-Ekotto headbutt shows just how much of a train wreck Cameroon are. I agree with @TaylorTwellman, worst team at the World Cup
— Tim Holden (@THolden_MUFC) June 19, 2014
CHRIS BENOIT ASSOU-EKOTTO WITH A FLYING HEADBUTT THERE. pic.twitter.com/uNQIUm7W2R
— Louis Knight (@Iouisknight) June 18, 2014
Hahahaha that headbutt last night from assou ekotto! Them africans have lost it
— Josh Riley (@JoshPaulRiley) June 19, 2014
Assou Ekotto headbutt his own teammate? I seriously hate that man.
— Greggg (@Greg_Peth) June 19, 2014