10 Times Players Absolutely Lost It While Dealing With Ball Boys

Ball boys are expected to quickly return the football into play, but things can get hazardous when that’s not the case.

It’s supposed to be pretty straightforward — the ball goes out of play, your job is to return it to play as soon as possible. Your reward? A front-row ticket to watch your heroes up close and personal. You might even be credited with an assist for your actions.

However, it’s not always that simple. Typically, ball boys are young trainees of the club or passionate supporters of the home side. Either way, in a sport that’s supposed to be as fluid as possible given the nature of a non-stop clock, particularly competitive ball boys realize that they can slightly impact the game by protecting their sides lead and neglecting to return the ball.

It’s a tactic that once led Jose Mourinho to whisper to a Crystal Palace ball boy that he’d be punched if he continued to slow down play. Here are 10 other instances when ball boys went from the sidelines to center stage. 

 

1
Goalkeeper Launches Football At Ball Boy's Face

2
Ball Boy With A Cheeky Nutmeg

3
'Ball' Boy

 

4
Patrice Evra Doesn't Appreciate This

5
Who Would Mess With Jens Lehmann?

6
Eden Hazard Goes Mental

7
Don't Touch The Puppies

 

8
Joe Hart Loses It

9
You Shouldn't Slap Children

10
Cristiano Ronaldo Can't Believe It

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