LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira was concerned in an altercation with a fan in the wake of Thursday’s 3-2 Premier League defeat at Everton and will face a Football Association investigation into the incident.
Vieira was strolling in the direction of the away dressing room after the ultimate whistle having seen his aspect let a two-goal lead slip, and amid a throng of supporters who had invaded the pitch as Everton secured their Premier League survival with the win.
One fan appeared to impress the previous France worldwide with hand gestures, after which Vieira kicked him to the bottom and needed to be led away by different supporters.
“I’ve acquired nothing to say on that,” Vieira advised reporters after the incident.
The pitch invasion was the second of the match, the primary coming after Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s eighty fifth minute winner.
“We don’t need to see it at all,” former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin mentioned on Sky Sports. “We know the way overjoyed the Everton followers are however you possibly can’t be doing that – pushing managers, pushing gamers, shouting at gamers in their face.
“We realize it’s the minority, we all know it’s just one or two who spoil it for everybody else however having followers on the pitch is just not the best way ahead.
“We should cease letting followers get on the pitch, it’s too harmful.”
A Nottingham Forest supporter who head-butted Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp throughout a pitch invasion on Tuesday was jailed for twenty-four weeks and handed a 10-year soccer banning order.
(Reporting by Nick Said; Editing by Ken Ferris)