In the strangest of incidents, Algerian midfielder was sent back home after flashing during a live stream of Fortnite.
The perils of online gaming struck football yet again as Algeria National Team midfielder Alexandre Oukidja’s AFCON journey ended before it even began.
During a live stream of the popular battle royale game Fortnite, the Brest midfielder decided to flash by pulling down his trousers surprisingly for no reason at all.
The move has apparently resulted in severe consequences as the midfielder was sent home with the Algerian coach looking to call up either Saphir Taider or Mohamed Benkhemassa for the tournament.
Nabil Bentalab would have been the ideal replacement, but he is not available for selection as a result of a potential surgery, which is scheduled to take place in the summer.
The Algerian midfielder’s valuable experience would have been vital for the side with the midfielder having played the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics with the side as well.