Football: Algerian revulsion at Albert Ebosse death, league cancels games
Published on Aug 26, 2014 3:13 AM
ALGIERS (AFP) - The death of Albert Ebosse, the Cameroon player killed by a missile thrown from the stands, has sparked widespread revulsion in Algeria where this weekend's league programme will be cancelled in protest at the fatal attack.
The Algerian Football Federation (FAF) in a strongly-worded statement on Monday, decried the growing violence blighting the national game while FIFA boss Sepp Blatter demanded a stop to violence.
The federation said it had called off this weekend's league games "in protest at the irresponsible actions of certain fanatics and hooligans who resort to violence in the stadiums which has reached an unacceptable level".
The Cameroon forward was fatally hit following his side JS Kabylie's 2-1 loss to USM Alger.
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