Ronaldinho was forced to do a runner following a pitch invasion in a match between Las Vegas City and Miami United at the weekend.
The Brazilian superstar, who is currently without a club after leaving Fluminense last year, suddenly found himself surrounded by dozens of fans who all wanted to meet their idol.
Ronaldinho was playing for Las Vegas City when the half-time whistle blew and a group of fans raced onto the pitch. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).
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The 36-year-old, with the help of a few stewards, managed to make a getaway but posted a video of the incident on Twitter and thanked fans for their “affection”.
“Playing for the first time in Las Vegas and [to] receive this affection is fantastic,” he posted, “thank you Las Vegas City FC.”
Video: Ronaldinho does a runner
Adriano captained Miami United
Miami United were captained by Ronaldinho’s old Brazil teammate Adriano, the former Inter Milan striker who has endured a troubled seven or eight years since leaving the San Siro.
He scored in a 3-1 win over Ronaldinho’s side in the exhibition match, which took place at the Sam Boyd Stadium.
Ronaldinho also featured in last week’s FIFA Legends match against Mexico All-Stars and produced one sublime no-look chip assist, which went viral on social media.
Ronaldinho will take part in Soccer Aid
The former Barcelona superstar also confirmed this week that he will be playing in Soccer Aid at Old Trafford on June 5, representing the Rest of the World team who will be managed by Claudio Ranieri.
“I’m delighted to be supporting Unicef and the vital work they do and can’t wait for Sunday 5 June,” Ronaldinho told Unicef’s official website. “It’s so nice to participate in such an important match and a great opportunity to show the strength of this sport. I am very happy to meet my brother Cafu and other friends for this important cause.”
The South American maestro will find himself up against an England team featuring the likes of Jamie Carragher, Robbie Fowler, Phil Neville, David Seaman and Sol Campbell.
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