Algeria's Haris Belkebla Kicked Out Of AFCON Squad After Showing Ass On Fortnite Live Stream
Algeria's Haris Belkebla first call up to the national team has ended in absolute embarrassment after he was kicked out of the African Cup of Nations squad for showing his backside on a Fortnite live stream.
While on international duty, Algeria's second-choice goalkeeper Alexandre Oukidja was playing the popular battle royal game on his PlayStation 4 and went live on Twitch.
Yet, for reasons unclear, Belkebla decided to invade the stream and could be seen dropping his pants and showing his bottom to the camera.
Not happy with the Brest midfielder's conduct, manager Djamel Belmadi removed Belkebla from his 23-man squad before Algeria's 1-1 draw with Burundi.
It appears as though Mohamed Benkhemassa, who plays for SM Alger, will be drafted in as the 25-year old's replacement.
:flag_dz: Algerian player Haris Belkebla has been sent home from the African Cup of Nations after he showed his bum live on a Fortnite stream- ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) June 12, 2019
Talk about making an ass of yourself :joy: pic.twitter.com/tvji5SnMO1
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:flag_dz: In what will likely be the most bizarre incident of #AFCON2019, Algeria's Haris Belkebla has been kicked off the Algeria national team after a live video stream of his teammate Alexandre Oukidja playing #Fortnnite on Twitch showed Belkebla with his pants down baring his behind pic.twitter.com/8s9AyX8H3O- African Football Report (@AfricaFooty) June 12, 2019
No-one:- DZ Football (@DZFootball_en) June 11, 2019
Haris Belkebla: pic.twitter.com/rB3M0Q9fgM
Belkebla has played three times for Algeria's U23s and represented the North African outfit at the 2016 Olympics. But his actions here might end his international career before it's even got it started thanks to the ruthless call from Belmadi.
Incredibly, this is a second backside-related story in the last couple of years after Belgium boss Roberto Martinez praised Eden Hazard's 'famous' ass' and analysed how it aids his performance.
Algeria, captained by Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez, are in Group C for next week's tournament alongside Kenya, Senegal and Tanzania.