The boy, who plays for the ESF Lions team, was captured on video kicking a 12-year-old playing for Kitchee Escola in the head as he lay on the ground after a bad tackle.
The two teams were playing a grudge match after the ESF Lions lost 16-0 to Kitchee in a previous encounter.
While the older boy did not suffer a serious injury, his parents filed a police complaint. On Monday, the ten-year-old was released on bail.
“I understand that the parent of the injured child has referred the matter to the police and we will cooperate fully with any police investigation,” said the head of Hong Kong’s English Schools Foundation (ESF) in a letter to parents.
The video of the incident has gone viral on the internet, with hundreds of thousands of views, and has stirred up anger both at the boy and at ESF, or the English Schools Foundation.
In: Regional News
Tags: 10 year old, arrested, kick to face, soccer, football, futbol, cheap shot
Location: Hong Kong (load item map)
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