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African Star Booted From AFCON Squad

An Algeria international has been kicked out of the Desert Foxes' 2019 Africa Cup of Nations squad after a video of him exposing himself went viral on social media.

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Algeria manager Djamel Belmadi has confirmed the expulsion of midfielder Haris Belkebla, who plies his trade in France's Ligue 2 for Brest, after the 25-year-old's show of ill-discipline on social media.

It is believed that the reason for Belkebla being sent home is that he flashed his bum on a live Fortnite stream.

 
"The national team coach Djamel Belmadi has decided to exclude Algeria midfielder Haris Belkebla from the Africa Cup of Nations training camp," the Algerian Football Federation revealed in an official statement.

"The coach's decision was to maintain discipline within the group, which he considers paramount."

Montpellier striker Andy Delort has been called up as a replacement for Belkebla and is expected to make his national team debut for the Desert Foxes in their first AFCON clash against Mali on Sunday, 16 June.

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Do you think Algeria were harsh to send the player home for exposing himself? What action would you have taken if you were the coach? Have your say in the comments section below.

 

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