Was Cameroonian Footballer Ebosse Beaten To Death In Algeria?

Was Cameroonian Footballer Ebosse Beaten To Death In Algeria?

From BBC Sport

New post-mortem tests show Cameroonian footballer Albert Ebosse died in Algeria as a result of a beating rather than being hit by a projectile.

The JS Kabylie striker died in August after his side lost a league match.

The original findings in Algeria stated that the 24-year-old was killed by a sharp projectile thrown by fans.

But analysis by a Cameroonian pathologist claims his death was the result of “brutal aggression” during a probable locker room attack.

Andre Moune’s report said Ebosse had suffered upper body injuries that indicated “signs of struggle”.

The official Algerian version holds that Ebosse died in hospital on 23 August from head injuries sustained as he left the pitch under a hail of objects thrown from the stands.

Algerian Sports Minister Mohamed Tahmi said at the time the death had been caused by him being struck by a piece of sharp slate.

The incident led to the JS Kabylie club being banned from pan-African competitions for two years, and forced to play home league matches in empty stadiums.

But results of Moune’s autopsy at the Ebosse family’s request have rejected the Algerian version of events.

During the struggle, the report said, Ebosse received “a blow to the head” that caused “an indentation of the skull” that impacted his brain.

Other signs of violence included “rupture of cervical vertebrae” and a shoulder wound.

His findings have been sent to Algerian and Cameroonian authorities for further action.

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