- DR Congo's sports minister gets assaulted after their team's exit from the on-going 2019 AFCON tournament in Egypt.
- On arrival at the airport, football fans heckled him in an inappropriate manner
- It took some security men at the airport to save him from getting lynched by the angry mob
Some soccer fans in DR Congo have inappropriately assaulted their sports minister after their team was booted out of the on-going AFCON tournament in Egypt.
In a video that was sighted by YEN.com.gh, the minister was manhandled by some citizens upon his arrival at the airport.
In the video, the minister was seen being pushed around as some of the citizens threw blows at him.
Some men thought to be security men at the airport tried to save him from the abuse and consequently pushed him into his car.
The video has generated a lot of argument on social media as many thought that the action was needless.
The video was said to be a rare one because hardly will one see a minister being assaulted because of a team's failure in a tournament.
DR Congo was booted out of the tournament after Madagascar scored them in the round of 16 stage.
After drawing at full-time with their Madagascan counterparts in regulation time, Madagascar went on and won on penalty shoot-out, leading to DR Congo's exit from the tournament.
Meanwhile, Ghanaians have descended heavily on the Black Stars team for their poor performance at the AFCON tournament.
The Black Stars team was booted out after losing out on penalty kicks to their Tunisian counterparts.
Caleb Ekuban's poor penalty shoot led to the Black Stars exit from the much-anticipated tournament.
Ghanaians have however blamed the referee for what they claim was a bias officiating during the match.
Referee Victor Gomes was jabbed for disallowing Andre Dede Ayew's goal with the excuse that the ball touched Thomas Partey's hand.
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