"I was very, very disappointed with how the ballboy acted," Nevin told the Telegraph. "He must have been watching footballers with the way he rolled around and pretended to be injured.
"He's only got one job and his job is to give the ball back. What does he do? He keeps the ball.
"I have to say I was absolutely amazed this morning to find out that he was 17. He's not 12, not 13 and he should know what his actions in that situation should be in that situation. His behaviour was disgraceful.
Asked if he would have kicked the ballboy, Nevin said: "I would have kicked the ball from beneath the ballboy, yes 100 per cent. Sorry that's not very right on, but I would have."