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Portsmouth fan accused of throwing a punch at player

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Portsmouth defender Sonny Bradley has accused a fan of throwing a punch at him following his side's 1-1 draw at Exeter.

The centre-half was leaving the field by the away supporters when the alleged incident happened, reports the Metro.

The League Two club had conceded a stoppage-time equaliser to leave the club firmly in a relegation scrap, but the reaction of the fan still shocked Bradley.

"I came off the pitch at the end and the fans are real close. There was one man, he’s got his arm up ready to punch me," he said.

"There were words between me and him – he threw a punch at me. There were things said, but what do you expect?

"I understand the fans’ frustration but there is a line and he’s crossed it." 

It wouldn't be the first time there has been violence between fans and players. 

Perhaps the most famous example was Eric Cantona's fly-kick to a fan in a match against Crystal Palace in 1995. The Manchester United forward was banned for nine months. 

More recently, in October of last year, former Arsenal defender Nelson Vivas resigned following assaulting an angry fan in Argentina. 

But this latest alleged incident will come as a shock to many, none more so than Portsmouth themselves.

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