Borussia Dortmund's Kagawa makes kid cry with nonstop barrage of nutmegs

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/soccer/teams/borussia-dortmund/" data-ylk="slk:Borussia Dortmund">Borussia Dortmund</a>’s <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/soccer/players/shinji-kagawa/" data-ylk="slk:Shinji Kagawa">Shinji Kagawa</a> embarrassed a kid with a series of nutmegs, for some reason. (EFE)
Borussia Dortmund’s Shinji Kagawa embarrassed a kid with a series of nutmegs, for some reason. (EFE)

The Bundesliga has been off since Dec. 17. It doesn’t continue play until Jan. 12. It’s up to the players to decide what to do with their spare time.

For whatever reason, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa decided to embarrass a little kid:

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That’s eight nutmegs in the span of half a minute, along with another failed attempt and two successful dekes.

The video, which was also shared on Instagram, is largely presented without context. Translated from Japanese to English, the Instagram hashtags read something along the lines of “Regret makes a person stronger,” “training,” “friendship” and “reconciliation after.”

Around the 32-second mark, Kagawa sees the kid isn’t handling it so well and tries to comfort him. The kid then proceeds to kick the ball away in frustrated vindication.

Kagawa has four goals and five assists in 14 starts across all competitions this season for Dortmund, which is third in the Bundesliga but 13 points off league-leading Bayern Munich. BVB has also dropped into the Europa League after failing to advance out of a tough Champions League group.

A little kid felt Kagawa’s wrath on those counts. Or something like that.

Joey Gulino is the editor of FC Yahoo and moonlights as a writer. Follow him on Twitter at @JGulinoYahoo.

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