August 11, 2022

Someone come get their mum

Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen was smacked on the bottom by an angry Everton fan during a feisty encounter at Goodison Park on Thursday night.

Everton secured Premier League safety after Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored an 85th-minute winner to send the home supporters into a state of pandemonium.

As Frank Lampard’s men attempted to see out the remainder of the tie, Palace’s players were keen to get on with the game as they looked for an equaliser – much to the annoyance of Toffees substitute Dele Alli, and a fan sat in the stands.

Danish defender Andersen attempted to wrestle the ball back from Alli, only for the female supporter – who had reportedly already told the Palace man to “f**k off” – to lean over the stand and smacked the Eagles star on his bum.

Despite the close presence of a pitchside policeman, the Blues fan was desperate to try and *protect* her player.

The astonishing incident occured just minutes after several of the Goodison faithful stormed the pitch following Calvert-Lewin’s late winner.

How did social media react?

A Crystal Palace fan was able to see the funny side of the ‘altercation’, writing: “Lol this is hilarious . Congrats to your team . You guys deserved the win. Best of luck for next year . Look forward to playing you again”.

Another said: “Imagine if i did that to her whilst she was stacking shelves at Asda”.

A third user wrote: “Jean you absolute hooligan”.

Another added: “Someone said Nan of the match ahahahahah”.

A fifth commented: “Ex dinner lady that”.

After the match, Palace boss Patrick Vieira was involved in an altercation with a fan on the pitch at Goodison. He was confronted by an Everton supporter while walking back to the tunnel, leading to him reacting angrily.

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Viera swarmed by Toffees fans

Footage posted to Twitter appeared to show the Frenchman grabbing the fan and pull him back – before lashing out with his foot and attempting to kick the fan. Vieira was then pushed and surrounded by a number of fans before walking away.

While the clip of him kicking out at an individual as fans swarm has already been seen, sparking more debate around the safety of players, staff and fans themselves, this video shows the Frenchman clearly being goaded by the Everton fan infringing upon his personal space and shouting expletives in his face.

Palace face Manchester United in their final game of the season at Selhurst Park, while Everton travel to the capital to face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

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