Patrick Vieira 'lashes out' at Everton fan as Toffees pitch invade in unsavoury scenes

Patrick Vieira was spotted lashing out a fan as Everton fans invaded the pitch following their unbelievable 3-2 victory over Crystal Palace which secured their survival


Posted Friday, May 20, 2022 by Dailystar.co.uk

Patrick Vieira 'lashes out' at Everton fan as Toffees pitch invade in unsavoury scenes
Patrick Vieira is seen grabbing an Everton fan during the pitch invasion on Thursday night

Incredible footage has emerged of Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira scuffling with a group of Everton supporters following the Toffees' 3-2 victory at Goodison Park on Thursday night.

The Frenchman was walking across the pitch after the game before being mobbed by a number of manic fans, who had invaded the pitch to celebrate Everton securing their Premier League survival.

Vieira reacts when one man appears to tap him on the head, and is seen lashing out at the fan and trying to trip him up as he backs away, and soon after, a handful of others fans swarm in and start shoving the Palace boss.

Eventually, Vieira backs away and heads for the tunnel again, but he can count his lucky stars things didn't get too out of hand.

"Everton need docking points for that," one fan wrote in response to the footage.

"Not exactly the kind of manager you want to be messing with, those fans got off lightly," wrote another.

It comes just two days after Sheffield United star Billy Sharp was headbutted in the face by a Nottingham Forest supporter during a pitch invasion at the City Ground following the Championship play-off semi-final between the two sides.

The unsavoury scenes marred what is sure to be an unforgettable night for Everton fans after they secured Premier League survival in dramatic fashion by coming back from two goals down to win 3-2.

Goals from Jean-Phillipe Mateta and Jordan Ayew had given Palace a commanding lead heading into the break, but Frank Lampard's side came out all guns blazing in the second half to turn the game around.

Michael Keane grabbed the home side's first of the afternoon before Richarlison equalised with 15 minutes to play. Dominic Calvert-Lewin then sealed the points with a dramatic winner five minutes from time.



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