Viera kicks Everton fan after pitch invasion – video

Viera kicks Everton fan after pitch invasion after the Toffees secured premier league victory.

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira was involved in an altercation with a supporter during a pitch invasion following the club’s dramatic Premier League defeat at Everton.

Pitch invasion

Television footage showed him being taunted by an Everton supporter as fans ran onto the pitch full-time.

The Frenchman appeared to kick out at the fan before being ushered away by other supporters.

Everton staged a stunning comeback to win and retain their top-flight status.

Viera kicks Everton fan

“I have nothing to say about that,” Vieira said when asked about the incident during his post-match presser.

Everton manager Frank Lampard said: “I feel for Patrick. I didn’t get him at the end. I would have said, ‘come in with us’ – although he might not have wanted that.

“Of course, he ran 80 yards across the pitch and it’s not easy.”

On the pitch invasion, Lampard added: “It was pure elation of fans who have come on the pitch after avoiding relegation.

Vieira’s confrontation at Goodison Park comes amid rising concerns over pitch invasions in English football following a number of recent high-profile incidents.

Earlier on Thursday, a fan was jailed after running onto a pitch and headbutting Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp at the end of the Blades’ Championship play-off semi-final shootout defeat by Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.

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