Moment Everton fan slaps Crystal Palace player Joachim Andersen on the BOTTOM


A protective Everton fan was caught on video smacking the bottom of Crystal Palace player Joachim Andersen after he pushed Dele Alli during last night’s chaotic end to the two sides’ fiery Premier League clash.

The middle-aged woman was seen trying to protect Alli in the final minutes of the crucial match last night, which Everton won at their home Goodison Park 3-2 after overturning a 2-0 deficit. 

The video clip, which was posted on Twitter, showed England player Alli, 26, competing for the ball with Crystal Palace’s Andersen, before the Danish player pushed his opponent near the advertising hoardings.

Immediately afterwards, the female fan, who was among those in the front row of fans nearby, slapped Andersen as he bent forwards to pick up the ball before taking a throw-in. 

Fans online made light of the clip, with one asking, ‘Who’s mother is that’ and another saying that it was ‘brilliant’. 

Everton’s victory over Palace resulted in jubilation among their fans because it secured their Premier League status after they had been threatened with relegation.

However, the final minutes of the match were marred by a pitch invasion, with fans also running on to the pitch after the final whistle. 

Amid the chaos, Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira was seen kicking an Everton fan who had verbally abused him.

A protective Everton fan was caught on video smacking the bottom of Crystal Palace player Joachim Andersen after he pushed Dele Alli during last night’s chaotic end to the two sides’ fiery Premier League clash. The middle-aged woman was seen trying to protect Alli in the final minutes of the crucial match last night, which Everton won at their home Goodison Park 3-2 after overturning a 2-0 deficit

As well as the ugly scenes at Goodison Park, pitch-invading Port Vale supporters appeared to punch Swindon players following their League Two semi-final victory.

Yesterday’s scenes followed violence on Tuesday night during a pitch invasion at Nottingham Forest’s clash with Sheffield United. 

Forest fan Robert Biggs was jailed for 24 weeks for headbutting Sheffield’s Blily Sharp.

There was also violence at Wednesday’s Northampton playoff clash with Mansfield. A Northhampton fan threw a flare at opposition players after confronting them on the pitch.

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The female fan, who was among those in the front row of fans nearby, slapped Andersen as he bent forwards to pick up the ball before taking a throw-in

Fans online made light of the clip, with one asking, 'Who's mother is that' and another saying that it was 'brilliant'

Fans online made light of the clip, with one asking, ‘Who’s mother is that’ and another saying that it was ‘brilliant’

Alli (pictured centre) was playing in the match after coming on as a substitute at the start of the second half

Alli (pictured centre) was playing in the match after coming on as a substitute at the start of the second half

Patrick Vieira appeared to kick the supporter before other Everton fans stepped in after the Crystal Palace boss was isolated and unprotected

Fan footage shows a supporter making an obscene gesture in the face of Vieira

Patrick Vieira appeared to kick the supporter before other Everton fans stepped in after the Crystal Palace boss was isolated and unprotected (left). Fan footage shows a supporter making an obscene gesture in the face of Vieira (right) 

In the aftermath of Everton’s victory yesterday, Palace manager Vieira was seen making his way across the pitch towards the away dressing room when he was goaded by a fan. 

The man was seen making what appeared to be obscene gestures and the angry Palace boss reacted by lashing out, first with his hand and then with his foot. 

Vieira was then seemingly shoved by another Everton fan before others stepped in to ensure the 45-year-old could leave the pitch safely.

Speaking on Sky, pundit Dion Dublin criticised the conduct of the fans and suggested he did not blame Vieira for responding.

‘We know how overjoyed the Everton fans are but you can’t be doing that. You can’t be pushing managers and pushing players, touching players and shouting in their faces,’ said Dublin.

Patrick Vieira appeared to be involved in an incident with a fan after the 3-2 defeat to Everton

Patrick Vieira appeared to be involved in an incident with a fan after the 3-2 defeat to Everton

Everton's fans invade the pitch to celebrate at the end of the Premier League football match against Crystal Palace last night

Everton’s fans invade the pitch to celebrate at the end of the Premier League football match against Crystal Palace last night

A visibly angry Vieira then turns to face the supporter who had got in his face on the pitch

The Palace boss first seemingly palmed off the fan who had been goading him on the pitch

A visibly angry Vieira then turns to face the supporter who had got in his face on the pitch (left). The Palace boss first seemingly palmed off the fan who had been goading him on the pitch (right) 

Vieira now faces an FA investigation. After the match, he said: ‘I’ve got nothing to say about that.’ 

Everton manager Frank Lampard offered his support to Vieira following the incident.

‘I feel for Patrick because I didn’t get to speak to him at the end because of how it all erupted for us,’ he said.

‘Of course, he is running across the pitch of 80 yards across a lot of our fans, so it is not easy. But there were no issues that I know of.

‘If done in the right way, I am happy for fans to stay on the pitch and enjoy it. As long as everyone is behaving and we don’t see scenes like we did the other night, let them have their moment. It’s what football is all about. Are we going to handcuff them to their seats? As long as they behave, no problem.’



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