Police were investigating today after Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira appeared to kick an Everton fan who repeatedly taunted him during a pitch invasion after their match on another shameful night for football.
The Everton supporter involved in the skirmish at Goodison Park last night had filmed himself abusing the Palace boss, shouting: 'Suck on that, you muppet. Get in.' The fan then gave Vieira the middle finger and cheered, before adding: 'F*** off.' But then Vieira eventually kicked out, sending the fan tumbling to the ground.
Thousands of people had run onto the pitch at Goodison Park last night after Everton's extraordinary 3-2 comeback win over Crystal Palace helped Frank Lampard's team avoid relegation from the Premier League.