Italy’s Nicolò Barella kicked a ball at a ball boy’s head from close range during Saturday’s 3-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win in Greece.
The Cagliari Calcio midfielder, who looks set for a big-money move to Inter, also opened the scoring as Roberto Mancini’s side strolled to victory.
— Cagliari Calcio (@CagliariCalcio) June 5, 2019
At one point, he had a cross blocked by Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos and the ball ricocheted back into him and out of play for a goal kick.
In his frustration, Barella booted the ball back towards the stands after it had bounced back towards him off an advertising hoarding.
No fucks given by this camera man 😂 pic.twitter.com/2VoQc3zOgD
— CJ_AFC (@AFC_jay_0) June 8, 2019
Unfortunately it flew straight at a ball boy’s head, knocking him off his feet to the apparent amusement of a cameraman who swung around to capture the aftermath.
Barella leaped over the board to attend to the stricken youngster, who was also offered a helping hand up by a fellow ball boy.