After the 3-2 loss at Everton, Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira was involved in a confrontation with an on-field occupant of the ground, during which he appeared to slam the kick into a man who had been abusive towards him. Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira was involved in an altercation with a fan during the pitch invade after a thrilling Premier League loss at Everton, following the members. Television footage showed Vieira being jeered at by the Everton supporter when fans ran onto the pitch during the full-time celebration, with Crystal Palace suffering a 3-2 loss. Delirious home fans descended onto the pitch following the final whistle in celebration. Still, a supporter approached Patrick Vieira and decided to launch a barrage of foul-mouthed slurs toward the Frenchman.
Footage shown by Sky Sports showed that the Frenchman was prompted by an Everton fan when he made his way into the visitor’s dressing room following the full-time whistle. Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira was walking down the pitch to his team’s dressing room on the opposite side of Goodison Park when an Everton fan approached him, causing a reaction from the Palace boss. Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira was involved in a row with an Everton fan following an on-field invasion at Goodison Park. An Everton fan made an on-field invasion at Goodison Park. Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira is seen walking to the visitor’s dressing room following a late referee’s whistle that saw him concede his side’s two-goal lead slip away. In the middle of a crowd of supporters that had invaded the pitch, Everton had secured their survival from the Premier League by winning.
The pitch was overrun with Everton supporters following their comeback from 2-0 down at half-time to win 3-2 on Thursday and ensure Premier League survival ahead of Sunday’s last-round draw. Patrick Vieira was walking onto the pitch following his side’s dramatic 3-2 loss at Everton when one of the home fans got in his face, throwing ABUSE towards Arsenal’s former star. While Frank Lampard‘s players were being pelted with abuse from fans as conquering heroes, one Everton fan was seen to have an apparent argument with Crystal Palace coach Patrick Vieira — but speaking afterwards, the Frenchman refused to be drawn on the issue.
Vieira was apparently seen receiving abuse and then being kicked by the Everton supporter before the other supporters finally chased off Vieira. The fan clash came the same evening Swindon players were involved in an altercation with Port Vale fans following the return leg of their League Two play-off semifinal match. Footage shown to Sky Sports News showed one particular fan appearing to harry Vieira as he made his way down the pitch and into the dressing room.