During a Europa League showdown on Thursday, an Ajax ballboy absolutely drilled a Roma player in the chest with a powerful toss.
While the Champions League showdowns stole the show for soccer fans earlier this week, all eyes were on Europa League tilts on Thursday. This included an intriguing showdown between Ajax and Roma over in the Netherlands.
Fans got more than what they bargained for, though, as a ballboy actually is stealing some headlines. Wait, what? In the middle of the action, an Ajax ballboy drilled a Roma player in the chest with a hard toss. We don’t blame you if you go ahead and laugh at this.
This Ajax ballboy chose violence 💀 @brfootball
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 8, 2021
An Ajax ballboy hitting a Roma player in the chest is sure to make you crack up
Goodness, where to even start with this one. As you can see in the video above, the ballboy grabs the soccer ball and pretends he’s Jacob deGrom by firing it over to the Roma player at a high velocity.
Unfortunately for that player, it hit him right in the chest/neck area. The player looked like he was about to fall to the turf, which has countless fans on Twitter calling him out for potentially flopping. That didn’t end up happening.
In the end, Roma was able to get the last laugh, as they earned a tough 2-1 victory over Ajax in this one. With the clutch road victory, Roma is now 90 minutes away from punching their tickets to the Europa League semifinals. Should they advance, they’d go on to meet Manchester United in the semis, with a trip to the championship game on the line. For Roma, they can only hope there are no more ballboy incidents the rest of the way.