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Sierra Leone player attacked for missing a penalty

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Pin The Sierra Leone player who missed this penalty was attacked in his own home. Captura/FIFA
The Sierra Leone player who missed this penalty was attacked in his own home. Captura/FIFA

Sierra Leone player attacked for missing a penalty

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He could have been the hero, but it all went wrong for Umaru Bangura. The Sierra Leone captain missed a penalty in the 94th minute which would have sent his side into the next round of 2022 World Cup qualifying. After the match, he was attacked in his own home.

Crowd violence is still a big problem in a football. The 'BBC' reported this case which, fortunately, did not claim any lives, despite the crowd's anger.

After the first leg in Liberia, which ended 3-1, Sierra Leone had to pull off a historic fightback to stay alive in 2022 World Cup qualification. 

It ended up with an exciting finish. Sierra Leone were 1-0 up and they had the chance to make it 2-0 and progress to the next round. However, Umaru Bangura missed a spot kick which the young Liberian keeper, Ashley Williams, saved. 

There was disappointment all around Sierra Leone, but the worst was still to come. After the match, stones and other objects were thrown towards the footballer's home. "It was one of the worst days of my life. I could not go out, I was not expecting this type of hostility towards me," Bangura explained. 

In addition, the Sierra Leone player stressed that it was his job to take the penalty as he is the captain. "I am vert disappointed, I ask for forgiveness," Bangura concluded. He was the victim of another unsavoury incident in football. 

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