A Tunisian professional footballer, Nizar Issaoui has died from burns suffered after burning himself earlier this week as a protest against “police injustice” his brother said on Friday.

Issaoui, a former player for top-flight side US Monastir and a father of four, published a video on Facebook in which he said the reason for his protest was being falsely accused of terrorism in Haffouz, Kairouan, central Tunisia.

The striker, who was a free agent and playing in the amateur leagues before his death, suffered third-degree burns and doctors weren’t able to save his life, his brother Ryad told reporters.

Local media said that Issaoui decided to make his extreme protest outside a police station after officers accused him of “terrorism” when he complained about the price of bananas.

A video selfie circulating on social media shows Issaoui screaming: “For a dispute with someone selling bananas at 10 dinars ($3.29), I get accused of terrorism at the police station. Terrorism for a complaint about bananas.”

Speaking to AFP, Nizar’s brother, Ryad revealed that the former Monastir player will be buried on Saturday.

“He died last night and will be buried today,” (Saturday) his brother, Ryad Issaoui, told AFP.

Huge protests from the player’s family have followed, and a large number of citizens gathered in front of the police station where the incident took place.