Watch: Traffic pole almost falls on car carrying Ronaldinho

Monday January 25th, 2016

Ronaldinho escaped a scary situation in India when a traffic pole fell right in front of a car he was traveling in. 

The Brazilian international was in ​Kozhikode, India, on Monday to inaugurate the Sait Nagjee Cup tournament, which begins on Feb. 5. As Ronaldinho’s car began to drive down the road, the pole came crashing down and the car came to a stop. Police and others helped pick up the pole so the car could continue on the road. 

The former Barcelona and AC Milan star is the brand ambassador of the tournament, which features clubs from around the world.

Watch the near–accident below: 

Ronaldinho won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2004 and 2005. 

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