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Sebastian Pol could end up in jail.

Sebastian Pol attacks rival fan with brutal Eric Cantona-style kick

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It speaks much about the impact of Eric Cantona’s kung-fu kick on Crystal Palace fan Matthew Simmons in 1995 that it is still considered one of the most shocking incidents in Premier League history.

Cantona was originally sentenced to two weeks in prison, although he would end up completing 120 hours of community service. The FA also suspended him for eight months.

It was certainly not one of Cantona’s most inspiring moments. Unless you’re Sebastian Pol.

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Pol is an Argentine football player who is in serious trouble after assaulting a rival fan on Saturday.

The 28-year-old plays for Chilean outfit Audax Italiano. He was goaded by a supporter of Club Deportivo Universidad Catolica and reacted by leaping onto the railings and kicking the fan in the head.

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Watch the incredible footage below.

Pol was arrested by police in the dressing room and taken into custody. The striker was even caught smirking as he was escorted out of the stadium.

The worse could be yet to come for Pol. A law introduced to eradicate stadium violence in Chile means he would face two years in jail if convicted of assault.

The fan who was attacked has confirmed that he will file a complaint.

“He kicked me in the face. He climbed onto the railings and attacked me,” Cristobal Aztorquiza said, per the Daily Mail. “I’m going to file a formal complaint.”

One imagines Pol will take a poster of Cantona into prison with him. If convicted, of course.

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