Sadio Mane was helped from the field in tears as Senegal pulled off a 1-0 victory over Equatorial Guinea, after being booed by his own fans.
National talisman Mane missed a glorious chance to double Senegal’s lead in the match, and quickly faced the wrath of the supporters.
Senegal had already qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations and now top their group as a result of the victory.
But the end of the game brought about some emotional scenes for Mane, who had clearly taken incidents in the match to heart.
The Liverpool star could be seen struggling to fight back tears, before pulling his shirt over his face and falling to the turf.
Team-mates quickly arrived to help Mane and escort him from the public gaze, but the striker appeared too caught up in the moment.
Mane eventually left the field flanked by his fellow Senegal players, with the tears still flowing.
Mane was recently nominated alongside his Reds team-mate Mohamed Salah for African Player of the Year, of which Salah scooped last season.
The forward also recently came in for glowing praise from manager Jurgen Klopp, who dubbed him ‘world class’ while speaking of the variety of positions he is able to play if required.
Mane has not spoken out on the incident, though the brother of the player is believed to have given his opinion via social media platform Instagram.
‘It is rare to see a country dislike a star of his country like you do,’ the message read.
‘He will continue to fight for you, continue to sacrifice himself and continue to give the maximum for Senegal and love and respect the national flag.
‘One day you will realise, but it might be too late.’