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Frustrations boil over as Pukki and Kaminski clash with ball boy caught up in it

Frustrations boil over as Teemu Pukki and Thomas Kaminski clash with each other with the ball boy unfortunately caught up in it all.

The incident came in the 90th minute of Norwich City’s dismal 2-0 defeat against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday afternoon at Carrow Road.

Pukki and Kaminski came together as they both try to claim the ball, but whilst doing so, a poor ball boy was stuck in the middle of it all there. Bookings were handed out to both.

Blackburn recovered from back-to-back losses, but it’s now four defeats in six home games for Norwich.

Rovers led from the beginning when Ben Gibson scored the first goal from Tyler Morton’s free kick.

Norwich continued to puff and puff, but it never looked like they were going to blow Blackburn’s house apart.

Rovers won the game having lost embarrassingly to Burnley and Preston in their previous two matches.

Sam McCallum deflected Tyrhys Dolan’s shot into his own net late on.

The fifth-placed Norwich were booed off pitch by many fans, who also called for Dean Smith’s departure.

Blackburn are now third in the Championship standings and have not drawn one of their 23 league matches this season.


Dean Smith said to Paddy Davitt in response to that reaction directed at him: ‘I know how it works. I know there is narrative around me and the style of play. That was vociferous. It was not nice. It was not pleasant.’

PD: Do fear for your job? Do you expect conversations now with Stuart Webber?

DS: ‘I won’t go looking for Stuart. We speak all the time. I said from day one what happens to me and my future is not in my hands. I don’t control that. I don’t control people’s opinions.’

DS: ‘I will keep working with these players. My job is to make them go out and play without fear.

DS: ‘We win tonight we go third. We had won 3 of last 5. It starts again at #Luton on #BoxingDay’

Norwich: Gunn, Aarons, Hanley, Gibson, Hayden (Hernandez, 58), McCallum, Sara (Gibbs, 58), Sinani (Idah, 73), Pukki, McLean, Sargent

Subs: Krul, Omobamidele, Dowell, Nunez

Rovers: Kaminski, Rankin-Costello, Hyam , Ayala (S Wharton, 59), Pickering, Morton, Buckley, Dolan, Dack (Szmodics, 59) Brereton, Gallagher (Hedges, 65)

Subs: Pears, Hirst, Mola, Travis

This is what fans had to say as footage shows frustrations boil over as Pukki and Kaminski clash with the ball boy caught up in it…

@LScotty2706: Most passion theyve shown all game

@CraigStevens90: The only fight Norwich showed all game

@Cevans1999: Fair play to the Blackburn player who helped the ball boy up rather than acting like a fanny like the rest of them.

@ArmyAmarillo: This fight and urgency was 90 mins too late

@FPL_BDLion: Pantomime season 🤷‍♂️

@SamPoole2006: EFL Royal Rumble 2023

@CathersMcG: ‘Unexpected bollocks in the ball boy area’

@PhilBygrave1970: Embarrassing 🙈🤯😤 The poor ball boy

@yesreallyitsme: disgusting from the keeper to assault a child ball boy like that

@Ryanflys: The Sargent seen here – keeping his men in line.

@jimwilkz: I’d be hoping the ball-boys dad isn’t knocking about outside if I was Kaminski.

@MarkDix29798044: Wow 😮 poor ball boy, pukki never thought you was like that

@WFCSean: Pukki attacking his own ball boy? What a grim club.

@DanielBrackpool: Embarrassing cunts

@tgilly73: Disgusting behaviour, hope boy ok.

@daniel_hecke: Kaminski is the best keeper in the world

@ethanmedler_: Due to the Blackburn GK being a dickhead a ball boy was assaulted at Carrow Road, perfectly normal …. #ncfc #NORvROV

@GrumpyDad3: Footballers behaving like petulant toddlers? Who’d have thunk it?

@captainshitpiss: Finally some excitement

@CoreyLee74: when yer fighting the ball boy to see who can pick up the ball first or suhin 👌🏻🤣

@alex_warren1091: So embarrassed of my club right now…

@AdamFirrell: I can’t remember the last time I “couldn’t be bothered to go” to watch my team but that’s exactly how I feel at present. No interest in spending the small amount of disposable income I have watching that dross. So predictably terrible. #NCFC

@NI_Canary: As much as I hate Dean Smith, let’s not forget the reason we didn’t take the opportunity to sack him during the 4 week break, was because Webber was in a different continent preparing for Eversest #ncfc #SmithOut

@ethanmedler_: Crowd Turnt at the snap of the fingers, ideally Dean Smith should of left at the start of #WorldCup2022. First time in a long long time I’ve heard top Journos describe the club as broken. Not good and it looks like Deano won’t be leaving any time soon #ncfc

@IanGabelli: Smith was always the wrong man for this job. No personality, just been sacked for failing & obviously needed a break. Fast forward, he hasn’t improved one player in this squad, no back to back wins since September (?), 1 win in 7 at home, boring football. he has to go now #ncfc

@GallantTobi: Daniel Farke lost 6 games in 46 in the 18/19 season. Dean Smith has lost 8 after 23 this season. Enough said. #smithout #ncfc

@MummyCarlaMarie: Not going to Carrow Road today was the best decision, it was hard enough watching on Sky. Something needs to change, soon. #ncfc

@MarvellousMrX: #NCFC are like the proverbial fly bashing it’s face repeatedly against the window pane. Doing the same thing time and time again ad nauseam. The easiest team to play against. We’ve gone from Farkeball to Daftball. @BobRutler #canarycall

@Owen_Page9: I’ve had this feeling for a while that the end of an exciting era is near. And working with a bunch of Ipswich fans, it’s felt like maybe their time is coming again. It shouldn’t be the case, as we have everything there to be far superior for years, but tell Webber that #ncfc

@loodofsquit: After 35+ years of supporting Norwich City, this summer I decided enough was enough and chose to support my local non league club. It was almost prophetic, as, from a distance (I can’t just cut them out), it looks a club and team in total disarray. The #ncfc fans deserve better Should point out that the team I changed my allegiance to is a step 6 non league side. I’ve found my love for football again. I’ll always follow those silly twats in yellow and green, but football should be enjoyed. Always #ncfc #Trojans

@jabbidabbadoo: Dean Smith, ladies and gentlemen, has amassed a massive 3 points from the last 21 at home. In the bloody Championship! The guy’s a fraud. Sack him now. #ncfc

@nelsonben: The league table is what’s saving Dean Smith currently. Norwich are 5th but we are closer in points to 17th than we are to 2nd. The standard in the Championship is awful this year too, worst I can remember. #NCFC #CanaryCall

@AntonyBeales: If #ncfc are serious about winning promotion this season, then seriously think again, with loans to repay apparently very soon, the board need to get real, cos promotion ain’t gonna happen with Smith in charge, change is required now!

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