Crystal Palace supervisor Patrick Vieira was concerned in an altercation with an Everton fan following a pitch invasion at Goodison Park.

Everton had come from behind to beat Palace 3-2 and safe their Premier League survival, resulting in a mass pitch invasion of followers.

Vieira was strolling throughout the pitch in the direction of his staff’s dressing room on the different aspect of the bottom when an Everton fan approached him, prompting a response from the Palace boss.

Sky Sports activities Information has tried to contact Crystal Palace. Everton haven’t commented on the problem. The FA are trying in to the incident.

When Vieira was requested about it in his post-match press convention, he mentioned: “I’ve acquired nothing to say about that.”

Vieira mentioned he was glad with how the pitch invasion was managed, including: “The referee managed it rather well.”

In the meantime, Everton supervisor Frank Lampard added: “I really feel for Patrick and I did not get him [to shake hands] on the finish due to the response. He ran throughout the pitch 80 yards in entrance of our followers however there is not any subject. Simply pure elation from our followers at staying within the league.”

The incident came about on the identical night that Swindon head coach Ben Garner claimed his gamers have been “bodily and verbally abused” by Port Vale supporters who stormed the pitch following his aspect’s League Two play-off semi-final defeat at Vale Park.

Seamus Coleman salutes the Everton supporters
Followers entered the sphere of play after Everton’s 3-2 win over Crystal Palace

Dublin: Give followers lifetime bans for occurring pitch

Reacting to the incident dwell on Sky Sports activities Premier League, former striker Dion Dublin argued it ought to turn into legislation that followers get lifetime bans for getting into the sphere of play in any circumstances, together with mass pitch invasions.

“We do not need to see it in any respect,” he mentioned. “We all know how overjoyed the Everton followers are however you possibly can’t be pushing managers and pushing gamers and shouting at them of their faces.

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Dion Dublin says there should be agency motion taken in opposition to pitch invaders after Crystal Palace supervisor Patrick Vieira was confronted by Everton followers as he was strolling off the pitch at full time.

“We all know it is solely the minority, we all know it is one or two that spoil it for everybody else. Having followers on the pitch shouldn’t be the best way ahead. We’ve got to cease letting followers or permitting followers onto the pitch. It is too harmful.

“What in the event you make an announcement earlier than the sport that anyone who comes onto the pitch has a life ban? They are not going to go on the pitch as a result of they love their soccer membership. That’s the selection, both you make everybody come on the pitch otherwise you make them hallowed turfs?

“Followers have to benefit from the expertise, do not spoil it, take pleasure in it. You’ll be able to’t have managers and gamers fearing for his or her lives with followers occurring it. You’ll be able to solely keep away from it by having followers have lifetime bans. For any participant, any member of workers, it is a scary place to be.

Patrick Vieira watches on from the touchline
Patrick Vieira watches on from the touchline

“Presumably [Vieira will end up in hot water] however what do you do as a human being if somebody’s in your face and you have simply misplaced a recreation it is best to have gained. If somebody’s in my face, I would most likely do the identical factor.

“It is arduous to place your self in Patrick’s place. It is arduous to say ‘Patrick should not do that’, or ‘Patrick should not react’. I disagree. If any individual’s in your face and any individual’s pushing you, what do you do?

“We do not need one thing to occur that is going to make us go: ‘ah, we should always have completed one thing earlier’. Let’s do it now.”

Forest fan jailed for Sharp assault

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Nottingham Forest fan, Robert Biggs, has been jailed for twenty-four weeks for assaulting Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp at Tuesday’s Championship play-off semi-final in opposition to Nottingham Forest.

The incident at Goodison Park comes on the identical day a Nottingham Forest supporter was handed a 24-week jail sentence for charging at Sheffield United’s Billy Sharp following a pitch invasion by the Championship membership after they reached the play-off last.

Forest season ticket holder Robert Biggs, from Ilkeston, Derbyshire, admitted assault occasioning precise bodily hurt which left Sharp requiring 4 stitches to a wound to his lip. He was jailed at Nottingham Magistrates’ Courtroom on Thursday.

Sheffield United overturned a two-goal deficit on Tuesday to stage the tie at 3-3 on combination and power extra-time and penalties, however their spirited fightback was extinguished within the shootout when goalkeeper Brice Samba saved three spot-kicks to ship Forest to Wembley.

Biggs appeared in courtroom in custody and didn’t oppose an utility for a soccer banning order in the course of the listening to. He was advised {that a} separate cost of illegally getting into the enjoying floor had been dropped.

Biggs was additionally ordered to pay Sharp £500 in compensation, in addition to £85 in prices and a £128 sufferer surcharge.

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