Atletico Madrid Punish Ball Boy Who Famously Pranked Cristiano Ronaldo

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVMarch 8, 2014


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!"