An altercation involving Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira on the Goodison Park pitch is being investigated by Merseyside police.
The incident occurred within the aftermath of Everton’s 3-2 comeback win over Palace within the Premier League on Thursday.
Broadly circulated social media footage appeared to indicate Vieira kicking out at a supporter after being goaded, as Everton followers flooded onto the taking part in floor after Frank Lampard’s group secured their top-flight standing.
Whereas Vieira refused to touch upon the incident at his post-match information convention, the police have now introduced an investigation, whereas reviews counsel the Soccer Affiliation has launched its personal probe.
“Merseyside Police is investigating an altercation on the pitch at Goodison Park following the Everton v Crystal Palace match,” learn an announcement launched on Friday.
“We’re working with Everton FC to assemble all out there CCTV footage and are chatting with witnesses. No formal criticism has been obtained and enquiries into the incident are ongoing.”
In the meantime, a separate assertion launched by the drive confirmed three males had been arrested for coming into – or trying to enter – Goodison Park with pyrotechnics on Thursday, whereas one other was arrested for a breach of the police however later de-arrested.
The unsavoury scenes observe comparable incidents being witnessed at a number of Soccer League play-off matches not too long ago – a fan was jailed for assaulting Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp after the group’s defeat at Nottingham Forest earlier this week, whereas pitch invasions have additionally occurred at Huddersfield City, Northampton City, and Port Vale in latest days.