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Fluminense kit man faces 12 match ban for attempted linesman attack

Brooks Peck
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In this edition of "When kit men attack" we have the case of Fluminense's kit man having a bit of a freakout over a disallowed goal. Late in a scoreless match against Atletico Mineiro, Fluminense had a goal ruled offside (video above). Several Fluminense players ran over the linesman and gave him a talking to, but it's the man who didn't quite make it that now faces a ban of up to 12 matches.

From Reuters:

"The kit man Denilson Macedo ran onto the pitch from the tunnel entrance and attempted to attack [the linesman]. He had to be restrained by police," said the tribunal in a statement, adding that Macedo also swore at and insulted the official.

Team manager Rodrigo Henriques also faces a ban after Fluminense officials refused to give Macedo's name to the referee or police, saying he would be punished internally.

That's an interrogation you don't see on cop shows too often. Police grilling a football manager for the name of the kit man they just stopped from attacking a linesman. That would be a great show, though.

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