Venezuelan striker Aquiles Ocanto was assaultedby a fan while he was giving a post-match interview.
The Carabobo FC player was answering questions from reporter Maria Alexandra Bastidas live on Meridiano Televisión after his side’s goalless draw with Aragua when a fan launched an acrobatic kick into his back, sending the forward flying across the turf. The interbviewer looked on in shock as the player reeled from the blow, while the unknown attacker was seen running off into the distance.
The club subsequently reassured fans that Ocanto was not hurt during the incident, tweeting: “Achilles Ocanto is well and has not sustained any injury. We reject such acts of violence in football.”