Patrick Vieira: Fan footage emerges from the moment he kicked Everton supporter

  • Rob Swan
Fan footage has now emerged from the moment Patrick Vieira kicked Everton supporter

Fan footage has been posted on social media which shows Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira was goaded before kicking an Everton supporter.

The incident happened after Everton’s 3-2 win over Palace at Goodison Park on Thursday evening.

Thousands of fans invaded the pitch at full-time as the Toffees secured their Premier League status for another season in dramatic fashion.

Everton found themselves 2-0 down at half-time following goals from Jean-Philippe Mateta and Jordan Ayew.

If they’d lost the game, Everton would have been in serious danger of being relegated to the Championship this weekend.

But Frank Lampard’s side staged a remarkable second-half comeback.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MAY 19: Frank Lampard, Manager of Everton celebrates following their sides victory as they avoid relegation after the Premier League match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on May 19, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Defender Michael Keane pulled a goal back for the hosts with a neat finish shortly after the restart before Richarlison equalised in the 75th minute.

Then, in the 85th minute, Dominic Calvert-Lewin popped up with the winner, sparking scenes of wild celebration inside Goodison Park.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MAY 19: Everton fans celebrate on the pitch after Dominic Calvert-Lewin (not pictured) scores their sides third goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on May 19, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Everton’s jubilant and relieved fans raced onto the pitch when referee Anthony Taylor blew the full-time whistle.

But there was an unsavoury incident involving an Everton supporter and Vieira, who was crossing the pitch in order to return to the dressing room.

Link: https://twitter.com/SkySportsNews/status/1527420472631214111

Fan footage emerges of Patrick Vieira incident

Fan footage has now been posted to social media which appears to have been recorded by the Everton fan who was kicked by the Premier League legend.

Watch it here:

Link: https://twitter.com/frankie_efc/status/1527412786032168968

Link: https://twitter.com/TobyMarray1878/status/1527412230916128768

The video shows that Vieira was clearly goaded by the fan, who put the middle finger up at the Frenchman and told him to “f*** off”, before lashing out.

While Vieira’s actions can’t be condoned, the footage certainly explains how the situation got out of control.

What has Patrick Vieira said about kicking a fan?

Asked about the incident after the match, Vieira told reporters: “I’ve got nothing to say about that.”

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MAY 19: Patrick Vieira, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on May 19, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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