Algerian Football Club Banned From Home Stadium Following Player's Death
An Algerian football club "has been banned from using its home stadium and could be thrown out of national and international competitions after one of its players was hit and killed by an object thrown by fans," according to the AP. The Confederation of African Football on Tuesday "backed a decision by Algerian authorities to stop JS Kabylie from playing at November 1 Stadium in the northern city of Tizi Ouzou, where Kabylie striker Albert Ebosse, a Cameroonian, was fatally hit at a game on Saturday." CAF, the Algeria Football Federation and the Algerian professional league said that "it was only the first sanction for Kabylie and more would follow." FIFA President Sepp Blatter called for "exemplary punishments." Blatter: "It is intolerable that a spectator caused the death of a player" (AP, 8/26).