Video: Santos midfielder Adriano’s brutal attack on a ball boy
Now, Brazilian ball boys can be troublesome characters at the best of time. But that doesn’t excuse this sort of behaviour.
Santos midfielder Adriano saw the ball going out of play as his side chased a deficit against Corinthians. Fearing that the ball boy was about to demonstrate his disappearing ball magic trick, Adriano decided to take actions into his own hands.
To make sure the ball boy didn’t touch the ball, Adriano decided to shove him to the ground. The youngster smacked to the ground on the concrete around the pitch.
He was given the all-clear after a quick check-up, but refused to make an official complaint against Adriano.