Cameroon star shares very touching moment with young fan

The Rio Report


Samuel Eto'o ignores all media and goes straight to a young Cameroon fan by Video Sport

Cameroon have endured a nightmare World Cup campaign.

A dispute over bonus payments delayed their arrival in Brazil, Alex Song saw red for needlessly scraping his elbow down an opponent and Benoit Assou-Ekotto headbutted team-mate Benjamin Moukandjo.

Oh, and they lost all three of their group games – conceding nine goals in the process.

It’s the perfect time, then, for a video to emerge which highlights that Cameroon’s players – or at least their star – do care about more than money and self-interest.

Samuel Eto’o was filmed hugging a youngster the day after his nation’s 4-0 defeat to Croatia, but the video has only recently gone viral.

Eto’o shared a lengthy embrace with 10-year-old Pedro who, according to reports in Brazil, had got up at 5am in order to meet his hero.

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