VIDEO EXPOSED: Ballack slapped Boateng before tackle

Published on: 19 May 2010

Germany midfielder Michael Ballack slapped Kevin Boateng in the face before the Ghana international's crunching tackle ruled the Chelsea ace out of the World Cup.

The latest twist to the Boateng-Ballack further fuels the suspicion that there was bad blood between the two players that led to the career-ending tackle.

This has led to cyber fights between Ghanaians and Germans while other nationals like the English joining the fight to back the Ghana international.

The fact that Boateng has snubbed the Germans to play for the Black Stars has also irked the Germans, sparking them into cyber attacks.

Boateng's dad also revealed the tension between the two players years back which might have led Ballack to slap the Ghanaian player.

Ballack, the Chelsea and Germany midfielder, is now considering suing Portsmouth's Boateng for the foul that has put him out of the World Cup finals with ankle ligament damage.

Ballack, the Germany captain, has been ruled out for eight weeks with the injury he sustained in Saturday's FA Cup final victory over Portsmouth.

VIDEO: Watch how Ballack slapped Boateng

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His agent Michael Becker told German media yesterday that he is considering suing Boateng for lost earnings in sponsorship and bonuses that could total £855,000, and may also contact the police.

Boateng, who may represent Ghana against Germany in Group D in South Africa next month, yesterday publicly apologised.

He said: "All I can do is apologise. I was just too late and I hit him straight on. It looked stupid.

"I apologised to him twice on the field and now for a third time. It was not intentional."

Ballack is now considering retiring from international football, although he is expected to delay a final decision until after the World Cup.

"I have to think over a few things but that was always the case," Ballack said.

"I want to be playing football again as soon as possible. I assume that I'll be fit for the start of the season."

Ballack's current deal with Chelsea runs out this summer but speaking from Germany's training camp in Sicily he said: "I reckon that I'll extend my contract."

Comments

  • seanie
    says: 9 years ago
    kevin pushed ballack for ballack to slap him, kevin got himself involved and ballack slapped him. this story is old and boring now.
  • TJ
    says: 9 years ago
    Ballack can not sue for this unfortunate incident and if, even he sued, I doubt it will succeed. The legalities in sports does not allow suing. The judges in and around the playing field has already punished Boateng and for that reason, there was no room for Ballack to win anything if he sued.
  • Lil B
    says: 9 years ago
    Ballack is a Nazi and aint got respect. Its gud he thought him a Lesson. He finks he is so bad punk ass hunk
  • eagle-eyez
    says: 9 years ago
    ballack can do watever he likes...did ramsey sue shawcross,torres will have sued soo many people...messi was hit in de face...these tins happen in football...at chelsea ballack is one of de meanest players on de field he has made soo many bad tackles..kevin has done well by apologising...he shld retire..
  • Kwesi
    says: 9 years ago
    Ballack should go to hell, this guy don't repect black players, and again he ballack should go to hell and sue all ghanians in germany
  • J-SOUL
    says: 9 years ago
    BALLACK IS A FOOL. HE ALWAYS INSULTS AND FIGHTS WITH OTHER PLAYERS AND IT'S TIME FOR HIM TO GROW. THE FOOLISH AND RACIST GERMANS SHOULD GO TO HELL. BOATENG DESERVES A TAP AT THE BACK, LONG LIVE GHANA
  • Lil B
    says: 9 years ago
    FCUK the GERMANS. str_repeat('*',strlen('FUCK')) THEM. WHO THE FCUK does Ballack fink he is? Fcuking white pussy
  • Lil B
    says: 9 years ago
    Slapping a black man, I would have punched him right in the face should I have met him. Fcuking puni
  • kobby adubofour
    says: 9 years ago
    pls get frimpong manso into the B/S squad to teach our team better bone crunching tackles.ballack slapped him period.when drogba did dat in a CL final he was sent off how is Ballack's different.d germans are preparing for a huge showdown with us even b4 the tackle we just have to be up for it.he ballack himself recently injured an argentine player and no one said anything but he sustains a small injury and it's d death of the german team
  • mobnoah
    says: 9 years ago
    The reason why a boxer cannot sue for a broken jaw is the same reason why a footballer cannot sue for a broken ankle. Ballack and the lawyer are school drop-outs otherwise they would'nt have raised this topic at all because it is stupid.
  • texas
    says: 9 years ago
    ballack should go to hell....his injury is part of football!this useless bullying should stop. ballack has been trying to bully Boateng for sometime therefore ballack got what he deserves.
  • ike
    says: 9 years ago
    why cant we access ghanasoccernet on our phones. we are told account is suspended.please help
  • ANANSE
    says: 9 years ago
    The Ghana v Germany world cup match started on the day of the FA Finals. The Ghanaian has done one of the important jobs by eliminating Ballack. Ghana has attain victory over Germany in advance. lol
  • Lil B
    says: 9 years ago
    Ballack is a Nazi CUNT end of fcking story
  • kb
    says: 9 years ago
    Ballack down, who is next. I love crunching tackles. He got what he put into the game, ballack doesnt like boateng and he doesnt like him either, period.
  • Fu-Chu
    says: 9 years ago
    Bad tackles have happened in the game of football all the time. The so-called Ballack suit will never happen. Frankly, Ballack acts like he is the first person to get injured in a game. He does not want to let this issue go. We support Kevin-Prince here.
  • The Bizzle
    says: 9 years ago
    Fcuk you too fcking Neveille
  • ZG
    says: 9 years ago
    How you gone slap a Ghanaian and dont expect retaliation,wabodam,go and sit some where and relax your ankle,and dont step your foot on african soil with that b/s.
  • Maxwell Johnson
    says: 9 years ago
    BREAKING NEWS : Barcelona have officially completed the transfer of prolific hitman David Villa from fellow La Liga outfit Valencia for a reputed fee of €40 million. The striker has signed a four-year deal at his new club.
  • nii sowah
    says: 9 years ago
    trust me if ballack does contact the police like his agent said then his career is long over due...he would be retired by FIFA frm playing football for the rest of his life..cos FIFA is an independent body
  • Topsyi
    says: 9 years ago
    Shun dis ASS HOLE he can go to hell.is lucky he con play again.
  • armani georgio
    says: 9 years ago
    BALLACK IS A BIG FOOL.... THANKS
  • EUROBEL
    says: 9 years ago
    SHAME UNTO THE GERMANS, HOW MANY TIMES HAVE BALLACK BEEN TACLING IN THIS SORT OF MOOD? ARE THE GERMANS STILL WANNA BE LIKE THEIR DESCENDERS? - THE HITLERS OF HATE? OH! COMMON, HE WILL LOOSE THIS CIVIL CASE AGIANST BOATENG.
  • kabiru osman
    says: 9 years ago
    str_repeat('*',strlen('fuck')) the garmens player,he did something and apologist third time he did not forgive him str_repeat('*',strlen('fuck')) ballack boateng do want your coach and fans like in you you are best best don't give up .
  • Alba
    says: 9 years ago
    these fucking Germans can go to hell. have they forgotten how they tried stop the progress of the in-form Prince Tagoe? They did that to slow his progress so that Ghana will miss the services of a good finisher. str_repeat('*',strlen('Fuck')) them all!!!!
  • fabregas
    says: 9 years ago
    well d tackling was bad n very untimely but it doesn't guarantee Ballack d chance 2 sue a player off d pitch.Boateng says he's sorry 4 his action n dat shd end there.if we sue player 4 bad tackle then i believe most players wud ve billionaires by now.Ballack shd accept it in gud faith n concentrate now his injury n how he will recover.we love him n will pray 4 him
  • JAL
    says: 9 years ago
    I really don't like paying evil for evil but this Ballack man is truly a foolish player who has been paid in his own coin. He has no reason to slap Boateng.
  • The Bizzle
    says: 9 years ago
    Boateng breda. A bard man, u c me? Man come fi ghettos pan German. How ya rasclut pussyhole gonn walk over my man. U c me? Now ya fi no who da Bomboclut ya cunt eater
  • Philosopher
    says: 9 years ago
    Ballack must go to hell. Is he the only player who is not going 4 the W.c? What will David Bekcham also say? Is he not far better than Ballack. He is not even talking about sueing why more him Ballack. Is Essien not better than him? Why didn't he sue the player who injured him? U see now, i fink Ballack n his Lawyer are real illiterates n they must be sent back to school coz those in nursery n K.G knows what actually involves wif football. Common sense is not common 4 common people. Kevin should not mind him at all but concentrate on his wc play 4 the black stars*****
  • edlover
    says: 9 years ago
    WHO THE HELL IS BALLACK?str_repeat('*',strlen('FUCK')) ALL YA'LL NIGGAZ BLAMING KEVIN FOR WHAT HE DID,KEVIN HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO APPROACH BALLACK FOR SLAPING AND PUNCHING HIS TEAM MATE DINDANE FOR THAT ROUGH TACKLE HE PUT ON HIM,,NOBODY SHOULD FORGOT,, HIM AND DINDANE IS IN THE SAME TEAM,,,IS TIME FOR THE BLACKMAN TO STAND UP AND TEACH ALL THIS MOTHERFUCKER GERMAN NAZIST A LESSON THAT ADOLF HITLER DIED MILLION YEARS AGO AND THATS WHY WE NOW HAVE A BLACK PRESIDENT IN AMERICA,,AFTER ALL APATHEID WAS KILLED AND BURIED IN OUR OWN AFRICAN SOIL THATS WHY THE WORLD CUP IS BEING STAGE HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME,,, AND BELIEVE ME WHO EVER WILL THOUT THIS,,,AFTER THE WORLD CUP IS OVER THE SAME WHITE MAN IS GOING TO SIT DOWN ONCE AGAIN AND REALISE IS TIME AGAIN TO STAGE THE OLYMPIC GAMES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MOTHER AFRICAN SOIL,WELDONE FIFA FOR REALISING WHAT EVER CONTRIBUTION OUR AFRICAN PLAYERS ARE PUTTING IN WOLRD FOOTBALL,,HOPING MORE CONTINENTAL EVENTS WILL KEEP ON FLOWING IN AFRICAN SOIL
  • fipo
    says: 9 years ago
    Ballack can go to hell.
  • Pete
    says: 9 years ago
    I'm German and I think you did us a favor. Remember this when you watch the final. As for all you black folks out there. You are doing your race no favor with your hate, you will never amount to anything, so all you can do is show all the world your true face. Have a lovely day
  • Trish
    says: 9 years ago
    Wow I love how this is a race thing on here. Ballack is German, yes. Germans WERE racist, yes. BOATENG IS ALSO GERMAN! You cannot judge all Germans cuz one of their players are rough any more than you'd say the English are barbarians cuz of Rooney or the Portugese are douchebags cuz of Ronaldo.