Fluminense's kit man faces
a fine and ban of up to 12 matches for trying to attack a
linesman at the end of a Brazilian championship match, Brazil's
disciplinary tribunal said in a statement.
"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.
Fluminense were furious after having a goal disallowed late
in the 0-0 draw against Brazilian championship leaders Atletico
Mineiro. The hearing will take place on next Monday.
Brazilian domestic football, where even ball boys can be a
source of controversy, is plagued by brawls which often turn
into a free-for-all involving team officials and hangers-on and
require police intervention.
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