Albert Ebosse had recently spoken on French TV about issues of racism in football
The 24-year-old was taken to hospital but died after sustaining a head injury as he left the pitch. The striker had scored for home side JS Kabylie, but could not prevent them losing 2-1 to rivals USM Alger. As the final whistle blew, disgruntled fans started to throw objects onto the pitch.
His club confirmed: “The JSK player succumbed to a head injury after being hit in the head at the end of the meeting with USM Alger.”Opponents USM Alger described the events as ‘terrible’, and released the following statement:
“JS Kabylie’s Cameroonian striker has lost his life after being hit in the head by something launched from the standsIn these painful circumstances, USM Alger and its members send their deepest condolences to the family of the deceased and to JS Kabylie. May Albert Ebosse rest in peace.”