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Cameroon World Cup teammates nearly come to blows

Normally players headbutt players on the opposite team, but Cameroon’s Benoît Assou-Ekotto thought that was too conventional. He also maybe hates his teammate.

Headbutt brings back memories of Bowyer-Dyer fight

Cameroon’s Benoît Assou-Ekotto, left, thought that headbutting an opponent was too conventional. So he headbutted his teammater. (CBC)

Normally players headbutt players on the opposite team, but Cameroon’s Benoît Assou-Ekotto thought that was too conventional. He also maybe hates his teammate. 

That’s Assou-Ekotto initiating cranial contact with Benjamin Moukandjo. Cameroon was unsurprisingly losing 4-0 and on its way out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 

It reminded a lot of people of the Lee Bowyer-Kieron Dyer fight when the two were playing for Newcastle United in 2005.

In that instance, both Bowyer and Dyer got red cards. Assou-Ekotto and Moukandjo were spared that humiliation and only have to endure global ridicule on the internet for days, and days, and days. 

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