Video shows protesters outside electricity company in Cameroon, not fans attacking footballer’s home

Updated on 02/12/2022 at 09:25

Breel Embolo’s participation in the Qatar World Cup for his adopted Switzerland has spurned false claims in his native Cameroon, especially after his team beat the Africans. Social media accounts claimed a video showed a crowd attacking Embolo’s family house in Yaoundé after he scored the lone goal that earned Switzerland the win. But the claim is false: AFP Fact Check found that the crowd was protesting a power cut in front of the electricity office in the Cameroonian city of Bertoua.