The ball boy who became an instant Atletico Madrid legend for mugging Cristiano Ronaldo during last week's Madrid derby may not be famous much longer.
The boy, Ivan, who in a time-wasting effort tossed the ball away from Ronaldo, has been dumped from Atletico's first-team duty as a ball boy.
Per Marca, Ivan bragged about his exploits on social media in the aftermath of the incident. They've all since been deleted and replaced with: "I apologise for anything I said about the derby match, because that's not the Atletico de Madrid ball boy way. Come on Atleti!"
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