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EXCLUSIVE: Schalke midfielder Kevin Boateng in brawl with teammate Papadopoulos

Published on: 17 February 2014
Boateng lost his cool against fellow teammates Schalke midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng lost his cool against teammate Kryakos Papadopoulos

Schalke midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng lost his cool against teammate Kryakos Papadopoulos following a nasty challenge on Jefferson Farfan at training, can exclusively reveal.

The 25-year-old was unhappy with the tackle of the Greek international on fellow teammate Farfan, leaving him injured on the ground.

The Ghanaian international, who is seen as leader at the club, confronted Papadopoulos in an angry manner which forced the other teammates to step in from escalating.

The former AC Milan man did not understand why Papadopoulos was so hard on his colleague in training. can reveal that the manager Jens Keller was forced to stop the exercise by calling the two players to remain calm.

Farfan got injured from Papadopoulos challenge


This article has 15 comment(s), give your comment
  • spellBOUND says:
    February 17, 2014 05:57 pm
    hahaha, u dont think papadopoulos wants to play? he's a bench warmer. if someone if injured, he gets closer to playing. i'm just speculating...
  • 21guns says:
    February 17, 2014 06:04 pm
    The coach should do something about this,we cant afford to lose boateng he is one of the experience players in our team
  • Smoking Columbia says:
    February 17, 2014 06:28 pm
    hahahaha: Anthony Annan is just looking on with his hands behind him.
  • Adebayo says:
    February 17, 2014 06:28 pm
    KPB has a point here. Farfan is the best player at the club at the moment and he may be irreplaceable for a while!
  • lion-fire says:
    February 17, 2014 06:57 pm
    Same guy, Kevin, who injured ballack. He knows the Germans will keep saying that
  • spellBOUND says:
    February 17, 2014 07:18 pm
    lol yea hes saying let these fools fight and get benched. it may free up some room for me in the lineup..
  • asenegal says:
    February 17, 2014 07:33 pm
    Spellbound if u dont know ur facts, pls dont speak. Who told u papadopoulos is a bench warmer. 4 ur info. He plays in every schalke game n even arsenal, liverpool wanted 2 but him
  • Fiifi, Berlin says:
    February 17, 2014 09:46 pm
    Anthony Annan knows why he is just looking on! When he first arrived at Schalke , he had to fight with Papadoupoulos for his position in middlefield! Magath was then favouring Anthony Annan till Magath was sacked ! The fight for places excalated resulting in a brawl between this same Papadoupoulos and Annan! During this brawl Papadoupoulos's ear mistakingly found its way between Anthony's teeth while Papadoupoulos gave Anthony a knock on his and Anthony also BIT Papa's oyibo ears very hard!! That started the whole problems for Anthony Annan ! By that time Magath was no more there to protect him!Since KPB arrived at Schalke the fortunes of Anthony Annan has risen, because KPB has been supporting him this has made the coach also start paying more attention to Anthony and trying to give him more playing time. Anthony has put his hands behind him, because, otherwise he would also join in the brawl and give Papa some jabs!The brawl was NOT JUST A BRAWL, THERE IS MORE BEHIND WHAT HAPPENED!!! Tip: Remember KPB's and Annan's positions in the BS at the WC 2010 at South Africa!
  • spellBOUND says:
    February 17, 2014 11:30 pm
    aeeei, fiifi berlin, u sneaky bastard. lol. u sound like the quiet kid in a classroom who knows more than he lets on. hahahaha. thanks for the background details though.... this papadoupolous seems like he's a troublemaker aint he???
  • spellBOUND says:
    February 17, 2014 11:33 pm
    chale i do apologize for not taking this story as serious as my day time job....aaaaah, ive watched my share of schalke games, and haven't seen this guy start... granted he comes off the bench in some occations, but i haven't watched when he was in the starting lineup..... again i apologize to u my good sir for my ignorance... smh
  • Ghanaman says:
    February 18, 2014 12:11 am
    Worry about Nigeria PLEASE!!!
  • Fiifi, Berlin says:
    February 18, 2014 12:11 am
    spellBOUND, hmmm this is not a joke ooohhh! I'll try to find the article in the archives and post it on this forum! Please believe me , also the ear that went the wrong way!!!
  • Fiifi, Berlin says:
    February 18, 2014 12:33 am
    Gelsenkirchen - Schrecksekunde für Kyriakos Papadopoulos: In einem Luftduell mit Anthony Annan prallte der griechische Youngster am Dienstag (19.4.) mit seiner Hand an die Zähne seines ghanaischen Mitspielers, woraufhin er das Training mit schmerzverzerrtem Gesicht abbrechen musste. "Es ist wohl nichts Ernstes", erklärte Chef-Trainer Ralf Rangnick nach der Übungseinheit. "Kyriakos hatte starke Schmerzen an der Hand, deshalb hat er das Training vorsichtshalber abgebrochen." This is the article in the German papers -VERY SORRY IT WAS NOT THE EAR BUT RATHER THE HAND-(All the same strong african teeth proved its power) The incident happened in 2011 on the 19. April. The above-report only reported that they had a clash when they collided in midair and Papadoupoulos had to quit training on that day, iam still trying to find the news report with the brawl between the two!
  • Fiifi, Berlin says:
    February 18, 2014 12:49 am
    spellBOUND here is the report in GSN in 2011: "Ghana midfielder Anthony Annan in the centre of another biting incident Posted On Thursday, 21st April 2011 Ghanaian midfielder Anthony Annan has been involved in another biting incident but this time against his own Schalke team-mate Kyriakos Papadopoulos. Anthony Annan is at the centre of another biting incident, this time in Germany Ghanaian midfielder Anthony Annan has been involved in another biting incident but this time against his own Schalke team-mate Kyriakos Papadopoulos. The German club suffered the bizarre training-ground injury scare to whizkid Papadopoulos, who had his hand hurt by team-mate Anthony Annan’s TEETH. It forced the Greek defender, 19, out of training. Schalke boss Ralf Rangnick said: “He had severe pain in the hand, so he cancelled the workout as a precaution.” It is the latest misfortune to hit the Bundesliga outfit ahead of Tuesday’s semi-final first leg in Gelsenkirchen........"
  • Rita Buah says:
    February 19, 2014 10:23 pm
    Eiiiiiii! hahahahahahahhahahaaaaaaaaaaa... i have never laughed this hard. Bro. Fiifi, if i may ask, are you a schalke fc player to give all this information or is Anthony Annan your relative? hahahahhaaaaaaaaaaa.