Cameroon player head butts his own teammate (GIF)


Things haven’t gone the Cameroon team’s way in the 2014 World Cup tournament. They came in to Wednesday’s game against Croatia fighting for their World Cup lives.

Both teams came in with zero points and who ever would lose the game would get eliminated from the tournament and the winner would have a fighting chance. An early goal gave the momentum to Croatia. When Cameroon’s Alex Song elbowed Mario Mandzukic in the back late in the first half and got a red card, the momentum really swung.

The second half was just the Cameroon side weathering Croatian attack after Croatian attack. The Croatian side added three more goals in the second half, two of which came from Mandzukic, to take a commanding lead.

The Cameroon team was visibly frustrated and began fighting with one another. At one point Benoît Assou-Ekotto head butted his teammate, Benjamin Moukandjo, and they had to be separated. The announcers pointed out you can get a red card for head butting a teamamte.

Why do soccer players head butt instead of punch of shove?

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