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Tunisian player sets himself ablaze over police injustice

Tunisian striker Nizar Issaoui has died after setting himself on fire in protest against ‘police injustice’.

Issaoui, a former player for US Monastir, set himself on fire outside a police station on Thursday.

The player, who suffered a third-degree burn was unable to survive after being rushed to the hospital.

Issaoui’s brother, Ryad said he was buried yesterday.

The footballer had claimed police accused him of “terrorism” when he complained about the price of a banana.

The dad-of-four had published a video on Facebook saying he was protesting against police as he had been falsely accused of terrorism in Haffouz, Kairouan, central Tunisia, The Sun UK reports.

A video selfie circulating on social media shows Issaoui screaming: “For a dispute with someone selling bananas at 10 dinars (£2.65), I get accused of terrorism at the police station.

“Terrorism for a complaint about bananas.”

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the Publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online newspaper in Government, Politics, Sport, Entertainment and Religion. Prevail Inegbenose studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. He is an experienced journalist with 16 years of active and practical journalism. Prevail Inegbenose is the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja - Nigeria. Tel: 08039564796.

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