Following Milan's 1-0 victory over Chievo Verona on Tuesday, Muntari tried to give his jersey to the young man. It should have been a huge moment in the life of this child, and one that he would remember for the rest of his life.
I mean, who wouldn't want to get a game-used jersey from a professional athlete?
This young man apparently did not, because he had no idea what to do with himself after Muntari handed him the jersey. He didn't smile or laugh or show it off to anyone. Instead, all he wanted to do was give it back.
It's not like Muntari played poorly—he scored the only goal of the game in the 80th minute to put Milan over the top.
Perhaps the ballboy was disgusted because the jersey was soaked in sweat. That's understandable. Unlike most sports that have breaks in the action, there is no stopping when you step on the field in football.
Having Muntari run around for 90 minutes is going to make his jersey feel like he was standing outside during a rainstorm.
The ballboy obviously felt the sweat and decided that there was no way he was going to hang on to the shirt.
This is one of those great sports questions that may never be answered. There are no words to describe the decision of the young man to shun the jersey he had been given.
At least his fellow ball boys had the common sense to go after the jersey when the original owner walked towards them.