As is apparently tradition at Santos, birthday boy Ze Eduardo got special treatment at training on Friday that left him covered in egg and bruises. At the start of the video above, we see the 23-year-old attacker happily carrying his tasty looking birthday cake. The next thing you know, he's on the ground surrounded by vulturous teammates, getting stomped on as balls come rocketing in at his body. He doesn't seem as happy.
His teammates then carried him over to a goal post and tied him to it. Then came the eggs to the head. And the bucket of ice water. And the flour. All while striker Marcel and others treated him like a human punching bag. Happy birthday!
Though it ended with Ze Eduardo eventually getting free and laughing it off, things got a bit heated during the messy and violent hazing session. Neymar took exception to how far Marcel took it and the two got in a shoving match of their own. Video of that, plus more of Ze Eduardo's goal post treatment right this way...
All that for a birthday celebration. Maybe next time they should just have some ice cream cake and go roller skating.