Atletico Mineiro’s Robinho hit by a lighter at Racing Club, does a Dida (Video)

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The Copa Libertadores is about as lawful as the Wild Wild West.

South America’s answer to the Champions League has been marred by violent scenes down the years – both on the pitch and in the stands – and we caught another glimpse of its dark side in Argentina last night, as Racing Club hosted Atletico Mineiro.

There was so much hostility that the Atletico players needed to be protected by the riot police as they went to take corners, but despite the best efforts of the swat team, former Real Madrid and Man City man Robinho was hit with a projectile.

While clearly a dangerous act, and had it hit him in the head it could have knocked him out, Robinho’s melodramatic reaction to getting hit by the lighter brought back memories of Dida getting hit with a flare all those years ago.

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