WTF?? Brazilian Soccer Player Attacked On Atlanta-Bound Flight

In what might be the WTF?? soccer story of the week, Oliver Minatel, a forward for the Ottawa Fury professional soccer team, was nearly strangled to death by a passenger on an Atlanta-bound flight.

With about half an hour remaining on the Air Canada flight from Toronto to Atlanta, GA, the 22-year-old Brazilian was awoken from his sleep when a man snuck up behind him and started choking him with some kind of cord. Minatel, travelling on Friday with his team ahead of a Saturday match with the Atlanta Silverbacks, was not seriously hurt and went on to play the first 74 minutes of the 1-1 draw.

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