Aston Villa’s Lucas Digne was hit by a bottle thrown by an Everton fan on his return to Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon.
Digne, who joined Villa in a deal worth up to £25 million after falling out with the recently-sacked Everton manager Rafael Benitez, was struck by a bottle while celebrating Emiliano Buendia’s goal on the stroke of half-time.
Matty Cash was also struck by the object and both Villa players were left holding their heads in pain.
Video: Digne and Cash hit by bottle at Goodison Park
Watch the footage of the incident here:
Fortunately both players were able to continue after the half-time interval, although the unsavoury scenes are embarrassing for Everton Football Club.
Per The Guardian’s Andy Hunter, an announcement was broadcast early in the second half stating that anyone found to have thrown object onto the pitch will be arrested and banned by the club.
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