BREST midfielder Haris Belkebla has been sent home by Algeria just one week before the Africa Cup of Nations after flashing his bum on a Fortnite live stream.
The 25-year-old has been replaced in the squad by Mohamed Benkhemassa following his bizarre act after he exposed his bottom to thousands of viewers.
Algeria’s substitute goalkeeper Alexandre Oukidja was playing the popular online game on PlayStation 4, where he was broadcasting his match on streaming platform Twitch.
For no reason whatsoever, Belkebla pulled down his trousers and showed off his backside, completely unaware his behind was about to go viral.
Word soon got round to Algeria boss Djamel Belmadi, who ruthlessly axed the defensive midfielder from the 23-man squad, according to DZ Football.
It was the first time the ex-Tours ace had been called up for the national team having previously represented his country at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.
Belkebla proudly took part in his initiation on Sunday ahead of the friendly clash against fellow African country Burundi on Tuesday evening.
But the player played no part in the match, and he has now been swiftly replaced by like-for-like midfielder Benkhemassa.
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