Benfica fan launches metal pole at Luis Diaz as Liverpool’s ex-Porto star celebrated his Champions League goal

Posted Wednesday, April 06, 2022 by

THIS is the horrifying moment a thuggish Benfica fan launched a metal POLE at Luis Diaz.

The terrifying incident occurred as Liverpool’s newest star celebrated his first Champions League goal for the Reds.

Benfica fan launches metal pole at Luis Diaz as Liverpool’s ex-Porto star celebrated his Champions League goal
A Benfica fan dangerously threw a metal pole at Luis Diaz during Liverpool's 3-1 win

Former Porto superstar Diaz, 25, returned to Portugal on Tuesday for the first time since his January switch to England.

And the Colombia international came in for a rough ride from the hostile Benfica crowd throughout the match.

Diaz made his presence felt with the assist for Sadio Mane’s effort in a 3-1 win for the visitors.

But the night nearly ended on a sour note when one Benfica fan found it all too much.

Diaz hit the target in the 87th minute to all-but-secure Liverpool’s semi-final spot.

And he went to celebrate in front of irate home supporters.

One man grabbed what appeared to be a metal pole hanging in front of the stand.

And as Diaz turned away with Liverpool teammates, he flung the object at the back of the winger’s head.

Luckily for Diaz, it missed him and his Reds pals.

But footy fans were left horrified by the potentially devastating attack.

One said: “They should find the fan who threw the object at him in the front row and ban him for life.”

Another tweeted: “Not on. Ban fans from Anfield leg.”

One noted: “Absolutely awful and disrespectful.”

Another added: “He can watch his team lose while he’s in the jail cell.”

Diaz was not the only Liverpool star targeted in the fiery atmosphere at the Stadium of Light.

Andy Robertson revealed he had been pelted with lighters during throughout the game.

But the Scotland captain saw the funny side, joking: "Quite a few lighters (were thrown) at me, so maybe it will help them stop smoking - take the positives!"

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