Friday, August 16, 2013

Dunga hits out at Botafogo ball boys

The Internacional boss was livid after his side's visit to the Estadio Olimpico, claiming that the home team's ball boys had gone missing while his side were pressing late on

Internacional boss Dunga launched a stinging attack on Botafogo's ball boys after the two sides' 3-3 draw at the Estadio Olimpico on Thursday.

The Colorado actually snatched a draw in Rio de Janeiro courtesy of an injury-time strike from Fabricio but the former Brazil boss was less than impressed with the way in which he felt that ball boys had gone missing during the closing stages of the game when his players were

pushing for an equaliser.

"The ball boys' job is to put the ball on the ground and not play for the home team," Dunga is quoted as saying by Reuters.

"I don't know who controls them but they are part of the spectacle. At the end of the match the ball boys disappeared. Who is responsible for that? I don't know.

"I spoke to the fourth official and he said he would take action - but he didn't."

This is not the first time that the behaviour of Botafogo's ball boys and girls has caused controversy, with one having made headlines last year for her part in a Maicosuel goal against Vasco da Gama.