Robinho Hit by Lighter in Racing Club vs. Atletico Mineiro Copa Libertadores Tie

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistApril 28, 2016

Brazil's Atletico Mineiro Robinho reacts after failing to score during a Copa Libertadores soccer match against Argentina's Racing in Buenos Aires, Argentina,  Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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Atletico Mineiro star Robinho was hit by a lighter thrown from the stands during his team's Copa Libertadores clash with Racing Club on Wednesday.

As reported by Goal's Matthew Judge, the former Real Madrid man tried to take a corner kick under heavy police protection, but the lighter found its way past the policemen and hit him in the shoulder. Here's a look at the video, courtesy of Goal:

The official had no interest in stopping or delaying the match, even after Robinho showed him the lighter, and after a short break in play, the two sides continued.

The incident took place early in the second half, with the score still tied at 0-0. Neither team would score in the first leg of the tie, with the second leg to be played in Brazil.   

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