Cameroon crashed out of the World Cup at the first hurdle after an abject performance in Tuesday evening’s 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Croatia.
The Indomitable Lions’ second straight defeat after falling in their Group A opener to Mexico means they’ll play Brazil next Monday with no chance of progressing to the round of 16.
Alex Song’s senseless red card for lashing out at Mario Mandzukic just before half-time contributed heavily to the side’s downfall, with no way back from a 1-0 deficit after going down to 10 men.
And unfortunately, the physical altercations didn’t stop there for Cameroon. Late on, Spurs-owned defender Assou-Ekotto was caught on camera headbutting his own team-mate - forward Benjamin Moukandjo - as frustrations boiled over.
Boss Volker Finke was shocked by the incident and condemned the 30-year-old’s actions to reporters after the match.
He said: “It’s clear we have to find the reasons for what’s going on because such behaviour is really disgusting, it won’t do, it’s impossible.”
Assou-Ekotto’s World Cup is likely over after row with Moukandjo, as it’s difficult to see Finke deploying the left-back against Brazil in light of the episode.
The Cameroonian has a year left on his Spurs contract after spending last season on loan at QPR and has expressed a desire to see out the remainder of his deal - though certainly did himself no favours in the eyes of Mauricio Pochettino with Tuesday’s antics.