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Ronaldo to Face Hair-Pulling Punishment

  • Reuters, Wednesday, May 20, 2009 3:15 PM
Corinthians striker Ronaldo, the former World Player of the Year who's experienced an otherwise successful comeback, could face disciplinary action after television cameras caught him pulling the hair of Botafogo midfielder Fahel in Sunday's goalless draw in the Brazilian championships. "We've requested the video of the match and on Thursday I am going to analyze it and see if there was an infringement," said Paulo Schmitt, an official with Brazilian football's disciplinary tribunal. "I've never seen hair pulling in a soccer match," he told the tribunal's website.

 

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