Scolari hit by small radio thrown from the stands

Published Nov. 18, 2010 12:17 p.m. EST

World Cup-winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was hit in the head by a small radio thrown from the stands after a Copa Sudamericana match in Brazil.

Scolari was being interviewed by a television reporter when the radio flew through the air and struck him in the back of the head. He immediately put his hand to his head in apparent pain, then turned around to the fans and angrily showed them a closed fist.

Scolari says ''it will take more than a radio to bring me down.''

The incident came after Scolari's team Palmeiras defeated Goias 1-0 in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana semifinals on Wednesday.


The coach, who led Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title, was involved in an altercation with Goias club directors over the incident.